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Dietary cocoa improves health of obese mice; likely has implications for humans



Adding cocoa powder to the diet of obese mice resulted in a 21% lower rate of weight gain & less inflammation than the high-fat-fed control mice. Cocoa-fed mice had 28% less fat in their livers; 56% lower levels of oxidative stress; & 75% lower levels of DNA damage in the liver compared to controls.

Is this fascinating or what? It's the equivalent of 10 daily spoons of cocoa powder so it's unlikely I will try it, but I will definitely buy some the next time I go to the supermarket.


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