Bitter chocolate has an antiaging effect, says study
Every day science discovers new ways of how our body reacts to the consumption of different foods. This type of discovery has helped to break down some myths, but it mainly helps us make healthier food choices. Researchers at the University of San Diego in California have released a study that may leave many chocolate lovers happy. The first meeting of the Experimental Meeting 2017, a meeting between scientists from different fields of knowledge, was held last Saturday. According to the research, bitter chocolate has in its composition a substance called epicatechin, a flavonol capable of reducing oxidative stress, responsible for aging; So far the study was done only in rats, but it seems that it can have the same effect in humans. During the tests, scientists were surprised by the rapid performance of the substance. This is because in only two weeks of treatment there was a reduction in the levels of aging and also an improvement in the memory and anxiety of the mice.
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