Chocolate for liver patients

Publié par happy-diet samedi 17 avril 2010

Chocolate for liver patients

Dark chocolate rich in cocoa may be described in future for people with fibrosis in the liver.
According to researchers Spaniards eating dark chocolate, put an end to the usual high that occurs after eating in blood pressure in the abdominal area, which may reach dangerous levels in patients with cirrhosis, and in severe cases may lead to rupture of blood vessels.
It is believed that the antioxidants found in cocoa are the cause of that chocolate useful for blood pressure, as these chemicals help the smooth muscle cells in blood vessels relax and widen.
A study involving 21 patients with liver at a late stage that those who ate a meal containing 85% cocoa chocolate, black and faced increased significantly lower blood pressure in the liver or into the portal vein compared to those who gave them white chocolate.
These results - presented at the annual meeting of the European Association for the study of the liver in Vienna - in the wake of a number of previous scientific studies that indicate that dark chocolate also promote heart health.

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