What's the link between cocoa flavanols and heart disease?

A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the COSMOS Trial (Cocoa supplement and multivitamin outcomes study) looked at the role of cocoa flavanols and CVD. The study was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-control trial with 21,442 US adults. The study participants received 500mg of cocoa flavanols, a multivitamin, neither or both. The follow-up period was 3.6 years.

Reference: Sesso HD, et al. Am J Clin Nutr. 2022;doi:10.1093/ajcn/nqac055

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