Daily bite of dark chocolate may reduce high blood pressure in hypertensive patients. Eating about 30 calories a day of dark chocolate was associated with a lowering of blood pressure revealed in a study.
Daily bite of dark chocolate may reduce blood pressure in hypertensive patients. Eating about 30 calories a day of dark chocolate was associated with a lowering of blood pressure revealed in a study.
Eating about 30 calories a day of dark chocolate was associated with a lowering of blood pressure, without weight gain or other adverse effects, according to a study in the July 4 issue of JAMA.
Polyphenols, dietary substances from vegetables, fruits and green tea, bring about a change in the energy metabolism. Dutch researcher Vincent de Boer has discovered that polyphenols increase the fatty acid breakdown in rats and influence the glucose use in fat cells.
Foods rich in cocoa appear to reduce blood pressure but drinking tea may not, according to an analysis of previously published research in the April 9 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
Eating a healthy diet including plenty of fruits and nuts could help protect children from respiratory allergies, allergic rhinitis and asthma.
A Mediterranean diet rich in fruits, vegetables and nuts protects against allergic rhinitis and asthma symptoms, suggests research published ahead of print in Thorax.
Drinking a nice warm cup of green tea has long been touted for its healthful benefits, both real and anecdotal. But now researchers have found that a component of green tea, combined with low doses of a COX-2 inhibitor, could slow the spread of human prostate cancer.
The health effects of wine (and alcohol in general) are the subject of considerable ongoing study. In the USA, a boom in red wine consumption was touched off in the 1990s by ’60 Minutes’, and other news reports on the French paradox. Wine is an alcoholic beverage produced by the fermentation of the juice of fruits, usually grapes.
Drinking five cups of green tea a day can reduce the risk of breast cancer by 22 per cent, claims a meta-analysis of previous studies, the same studies that the FDA recently said contained very little science to support the claims.