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Many Patients Say 'No' to Chocolate As Medicine
Date:8/12/2010

By Amanda Gardner
HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, Aug. 12 (HealthDay News) - It sounds like a great prescription, but a new study finds that many heart patients aren't all that sweet on using chocolate as medicine.

Researchers in Australia discovered that patients more often preferred boring pills over antioxidant-rich chocolate to help control their blood pressure.

"Fifty grams of dark chocolate [roughly one average-sized candy bar] containing 70 percent of cocoa daily was less acceptable than a pill of tomato extract or placebo," said Karin Ried, co-author of a letter appearing Aug. 12 in the BMJ.

So, because patients didn't stick with the regimen, "chocolate might not be practical to be recommended as long-term treatment for blood pressure," she added. "However, eating chocolate occasionally or regularly might have health-benefiting properties."

Several trials have found that the antioxidants in dark chocolate can help lower blood pressure, including one that found that even 30 calories of chocolate a day could help (a little more than a Hershey's Kiss).

"We know that flavonoids and polyphenols [both antioxidants] have been able to decrease blood pressure, so we've said that having a square of chocolate that's 70 percent cocoa [could be] part of a healthy diet," said Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, a preventive cardiologist with Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

In the new trial, originally published in 2009, Ried and colleagues randomized 36 people to receive 50 milligrams of "commercially available" dark chocolate (70 percent cocoa and 750 milligrams of polyphenols), a tomato extract capsule (with 15 milligrams of the antioxidant lycopene), or a placebo daily for eight weeks.

The tomato extract contained levels of antioxidants "equivalent to four or five medium-size tomatoes," Ried said, while the placebo capsules "contained mainly soy oil."

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