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People who consume a diet rich in flavanol-heavy food helps to maintain lower blood pressure. Food such as berries, tea and apples are termed as flavanol-heavy food. Findings according to a new study says.
Researchers in the United Kingdom studied the diets of more than 25,000 people in the UK. They compared what they ate with their blood pressure, which is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
While other studies have found a link between flavanols and health benefits. This study was the first to measure intake of the compounds objectively using biomarkers found in urine.
Most other research relies on participants keeping food diaries. In such cases these are often missed by a tendency to under-report protein and sugar intake. The study which published in the journal Scientific Reports, said.
The study was funded by the UK Medical Research Council, National Institute for Health Research and Mars, the maker of M&M’s and other chocolate snacks. Two of the authors of the study are Mars employees. On its website, Mars said it has been researching flavanols for 20 years. However, the company stated that while cocoa is a rich source of flavanols, chocolate is not because cocoa flavanols are often destroyed during chocolate making.
However, the study said it was comparable to changes in blood pressure observed in those following the Mediterranean diet. Similarly, in cases of Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet or moderately reducing salt intake.
Compiled by – MK (Editor)
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