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jboldman
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01/10/2019 7:29 pm  

Plasma LDL and HDL cholesterol and oxidized LDL concentrations are altered in normo- and hypercholesterolemic humans after intake of different levels of cocoa powder.Baba S, Natsume M, Yasuda A, Nakamura Y, Tamura T, Osakabe N, Kanegae M, Kondo K.
Food and Health R&D; Laboratories, Meiji Seika Kaisha Ltd, Saitama, Japan. seigo_baba@meiji.co.jp

Cocoa powder is rich in polyphenols, such as catechins and procyanidins, and has been shown in a variety of subject models to inhibit oxidized LDL and atherogenesis. Our study evaluated plasma LDL cholesterol and oxidized LDL concentrations following the intake of different levels of cocoa powder (13, 19.5, and 26 g/d) in normocholesterolemic and mildly hypercholesterolemic humans. In this comparative, double-blind study, we examined 160 subjects who ingested either cocoa powder containing low-polyphenolic compounds (placebo-cocoa group) or 3 levels of cocoa powder containing high-polyphenolic compounds (13, 19.5, and 26 g/d for low-, middle-, and high-cocoa groups, respectively) for 4 wk. The test powders were consumed as a beverage after the addition of hot water, twice each day. Blood samples were collected at baseline and 4 wk after intake of the test beverages for the measurement of plasma lipids. Plasma oxidized LDL concentrations decreased in the low-, middle-, and high-cocoa groups compared with baseline. A stratified analysis was performed on 131 subjects who had a LDL cholesterol concentrations of > or =3.23 mmol/L at baseline. In these subjects, plasma LDL cholesterol, oxidized LDL, and apo B concentrations decreased, and the plasma HDL cholesterol concentration increased, relative to baseline in the low-, middle-, and high-cocoa groups. The results suggest that polyphenolic substances derived from cocoa powder may contribute to a reduction in LDL cholesterol, an elevation in HDL cholesterol, and the suppression of oxidized LDL.

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Continuous intake of polyphenolic compounds containing cocoa powder reduces LDL oxidative susceptibility and has beneficial effects on plasma HDL-cholesterol concentrations in humans.Baba S, Osakabe N, Kato Y, Natsume M, Yasuda A, Kido T, Fukuda K, Muto Y, Kondo K.
Food and Health R&D; Laboratories, Meiji Seika Kaisha Ltd, Saitama, Japan. seigo_baba@meiji.co.jp

BACKGROUND: Cocoa powder is rich in polyphenols such as catechins and procyanidins and has been shown in various models to inhibit LDL oxidation and atherogenesis. OBJECTIVE: We examined whether long-term intake of cocoa powder alters plasma lipid profiles in normocholesterolemic and mildly hypercholesterolemic human subjects. DESIGN: Twenty-five subjects were randomly assigned to ingest either 12 g sugar/d (control group) or 26 g cocoa powder and 12 g sugar/d (cocoa group) for 12 wk. Blood samples were collected before the study and 12 wk after intake of the test drinks. Plasma lipids, LDL oxidative susceptibility, and urinary oxidative stress markers were measured. RESULTS: At 12 wk, we measured a 9% prolongation from baseline levels in the lag time of LDL oxidation in the cocoa group. This prolongation in the cocoa group was significantly greater than the reduction measured in the control group (-13%). A significantly greater increase in plasma HDL cholesterol (24%) was observed in the cocoa group than in the control group (5%). A negative correlation was observed between plasma concentrations of HDL cholesterol and oxidized LDL. At 12 wk, there was a 24% reduction in dityrosine from baseline concentrations in the cocoa group. This reduction in the cocoa group was significantly greater than the reduction in the control group (-1%). CONCLUSION: It is possible that increases in HDL-cholesterol concentrations may contribute to the suppression of LDL oxidation and that polyphenolic substances derived from cocoa powder may contribute to an elevation in HDL cholesterol.

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pSimonkey
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01/10/2019 7:50 pm  

Hoorah!! Even more chocolate (low fat and darkest of dark) for me then!!!


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01/10/2019 8:13 pm  

I don't like dark chocolate. Looks like I'm shit out of luck...

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01/10/2019 8:33 pm  

think cocoa powder, 28g/day mixed into your protein shake or split up over a couple shakes or in your coffee. you get the idea. I would skip the dark chocalate because of the additional calories from the fat.

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01/10/2019 8:49 pm  

Milk choclate is for Wendy's. I like a coffee-choc with a couple of scoops of whey, a pinch of cinnamon a tad o' chilli and a spoon full of honey before I train.
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01/10/2019 9:05 pm  

So like the baking grade cocoa powder??? Sounds good.

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01/10/2019 9:27 pm  

Whey, chocolate flavour!

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01/10/2019 9:49 pm  

these products may be useful. I use the green tea extracts in my bottles of water occasionally. I have no vested interests in these products. Check out the cocoa items.

http://www.pureinventions.com/

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jboldman
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01/10/2019 10:05 pm  

That stuff looks interesting although expensive. Have you tried the chocolate? I wonder how far it would go. A spanish company, natraceutical, is offering a very high phenol contentcocoa powder and extract called CocoanOX . I have thisfar been unable to find them in the usa although i know they will be marketing them here since hershey and others are very upset. Keep your eyes open for "healthy" chocolate products.

I am adding a tbs of just plain old baking cocoa powder to my coffee in the mornings and protein mix during the day. blood tests to follow in a couple weeks. btw, the "dutch" process cocoa is more processed with less polyphenol content.

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01/10/2019 10:32 pm  
Posted by: jboldman
That stuff looks interesting although expensive. Have you tried the chocolate? I wonder how far it would go. A spanish company, natraceutical, is offering a very high phenol contentcocoa powder and extract called CocoanOX . I have thisfar been unable to find them in the usa although i know they will be marketing them here since hershey and others are very upset. Keep your eyes open for "healthy" chocolate products.

I am adding a tbs of just plain old baking cocoa powder to my coffee in the mornings and protein mix during the day. blood tests to follow in a couple weeks. btw, the "dutch" process cocoa is more processed with less polyphenol content.

jb

I haven't tried the chocolate. The green tea extract are good. I got them to cut back on colas.

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