Cocoa May Contain Potential Benefits For Health Condition That Causes Debilitating Leg Pain: Study

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Stephanie Stahl reports.

Cocoa May Contain Potential Benefits For Health Condition That Causes Debilitating Leg Pain: Study

COMPONENT THAT CAN LEAD TOOVER OR UNDER DELIVERY OFINSULIN.PROBLEM IS LINKED TO ONEDEATH.YOU MIGHT WANT TO ENERGYCHOCOLATE ON THIS VALENTINESDAY.ON THE HEALTHWATCH TONIGHT NEWRESEARCH ABOUT THE POTENTIALBENEFITS OF THE DARK CHECKLATE FOR A CONDITION THATCAUSES DEBILITATING LEG PAIN.HEALTH REPORTER STEPHANIESTAHL HAS MORE.MORE GOOD NEWS ABOUT CHECKLATE, GUYS.MOST OF THE TIME THISCONDITION THAT EFFECTS MORETHAN EIGHT AND A HALF MILLIONPEOPLE IS TREATED WITHMEDICATIONING AND NOT ALWAYSSUCCESSFULLY.NOW RESEARCH SHOWS CHOCOLATEMIGHT BE AN UNEXPECTEDSOLUTION.JOHN CONNOR GRATEFUL TO BEABLE TO WALK IN SNOW ORANYWHERE.SIX TWO-YEAR OLD HASPERIPHERAL ARTERY DISEASEWHICH LEAVES PATIENT WASDEBILITATING PAIN, TIGHTNESSAND CRAMPING IN THE LEGALMUSCLES.I COULD NOT WALK ONE BLOCKWITHOUT STOPPING.I COULD NOT GO UP A FLIGHT OFSTAIRS.I WAS IN CONSTANT PAINTHROUGHOUT THE DAY.REPORTER: PA D IS NARROWINGOF THE ARTERIES WHICH REDUCESBLOOD FLOW FROM THE HEART TOTHE LEGS.JOHN WAS AMONG 44 PATIENT HISTOOK PART IN THE STUDY LOOKINGAT WHETHER COCOA COULD HELP.SOME DRANK A COCOA BEVERAGERICH IN FLAVORO ID S WHICHSCIENTISTS BELIEVE HAVE HEARTHEALTHY BENEFITS AND OTHERSDRANK A PLACEBO.PATIENTS THAT DRANK THE COKECO WERE MUCH ABLE TO WALK MUCHFURTHER ON A SIX MINUTEWALKING TEST.THOSE WHO DRANK COCOABEVERAGE HAD GREATESTIMPROVEMENT IN THE CELL TOMUSCLE HEALTH AND THEY HADGREATER IMPROVEMENT TO THEBLOOD FLOW TO THE LEGS.REPORTER: RESEARCHERS SAYCOCOA DRINK USED IN THE STUDYWASES MADE WITH DARK CHOCOLATEWHICH CONTAINS MORE BENEFICIALNUTRIENTS THEN OTHER TYPES.THIS COCOA BEVERAGE WHICHIS RELATIVELY INEXPENSIVE,WIDELY AVAILABLE AND HASVIRTUALLY NO SIDE EFFECTS, ITIS A MEDICAL THERAPY THAT THEYCAN TAKE.REPORTER: JOHN CONTINUES TODRINK COCOA AND IS EATINGHEALTHIER.I WAS IN THE AS IN GREATDEAL OF PAIN AND I WAS MOREACTIVE THEN I WAS BEFORE.DOCTORS SAY THAT MOREREITCH SOME IS NEEDED BEFORECHOCOLATE IS PRESCRIBED FORPAD AND BY THE WAY DARK CHECKLATE HAS A NUMBER OF OTHERHEALTH BENEFITS INCLUDINGBEING GOOD FOR YOUR HEART ANDMEMORY.THAT IS A GOOD THING BECAUSEOUR NEWS ROOMIES FILLED WITHCHOCOLATE TODAY.

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