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Cocoa’s Potential Role in Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral artery disease, caused by atherosclerosis, is a condition in which the peripheral arteries serving the legs, stomach, arms and head narrow, causing symptoms such as cramping, pain or tiredness in the legs or hip muscles. In most cases, the pain subsides with rest. But peripheral artery disease can cause walking to be painful. According to a small trial published in the American Heart Association’s journal, Circulation Research, scientists have identified a compound that could help ease the pain of walking from peripheral artery disease: cocoa.  Read more....



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