A latest meta-analysis has reviewed 20 studies on the daily intake of cocoa between 2 and 8 weeks. It showed that daily cocoa for 2 weeks as had a reducing effect on blood pressure. It is not known whether daily intake long term shows the same positive results.

Ried K, Sullivan TR, Fakler P, Frank OR, Stocks NP, 2012, ‘Effect of cocoa on blood pressure’

– See more at: http://summaries.cochrane.org/CD008893/effect-of-cocoa-on-blood-pressure#sthash.dCegojtS.dpuf

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