Chocolate Lowers High Blood Pressure

Published: July 9, 2012

Dark chocolate may sweeten the way to health. Taming high blood pressure may be downright delicious.

A small study recruited 10 men and 10 women with high blood pressure that had never been addressed. After consuming dark chocolate, 24-hour systolic blood pressures (the top number) dropped 12 points; diastolic blood pressures dipped 8.5 points.

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Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

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