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Inventi Rapid - Gastroenterology
(Formerly Inventi Rapid/Impact: Life Style)

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  • Inventi:hls/96/13
    CHOCOLATE: A NOVEL WORTH INTENTION FOR HEALTH
    Languluri Reddenna, Donthu Venu Gopal, Tedla Rama Krishna

    Chocolate is part of almost every child’s basket of candy, and is an indulgence for most adults at least on some occasions. Research report tracks a developing perception for chocolate that shifts from kids’ candy or a subject of high-calorie dessert-like pardon, towards a food that has medically documented beneficial properties. Its changing status embodies a unique proposition that chocolate now presents as a food with health benefits, although in a qualified manner that requires explanation.1It is a matter of common knowledge, and is apparent even from general reading, that chocolate contraindicated for those who are on a diet to limit calories. It is completely off-limits for people who suffer from impaired glucose tolerance or diabetes. Five latest studies suggested that chocolate consumption has a positive influence on human health, with antioxidant, antihypertensive, anti-inflammatory, anti-atherogenic, and anti-thrombotic effects as well as influence on insulin sensitivity, vascular endothelial function, and activation of nitric oxide. “A little chocolate is delightful. A lot is not.”Future studies should provide detailed information about different populations or different ethnic groups in other geographical locations and from different socioeconomic levels. Besides, it is important to assess the effect of different types of chocolate, as well as the measurement and amounts.

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