Dark chocolate may help prevent obesity, diabetes

Apr 03, 2014    

Washington: Ingredients in dark chocolate may help ward off obesity and type-2 diabetes, according to a new study.A particular type of antioxidant in cocoa can prevent excess weight gain and even lower blood sugar levels, scientists at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute have found.Researchers Andrew P Neilson and colleagues said that cocoa, the basic ingredient of chocolate, is one of the most flavanol-rich foods around.Previous research has shown that flavanols in other foods such as grapes and tea can help fight weight gain and type-2diabetes. However, not all flavanols, which are a type of ...

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