Research conducted by the Department of Food Science and Technology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University , who reported from Medical News Today website find kasiat eat chocolate , Sunday ( 13/4 ) . Consumption of cocoa can prevent diabetes and obesity .
Another study also conducted by researchers led by Andrew P. Neilson . He reveals the trials through the rat as an object , finding that certain antioxidants in cocoa , which is the main ingredient in chocolate could prevent the rats experienced weight gain ( obesity ) , while lowering their blood sugar levels ( diabetes ) .
Another study also concluded that the flavanols in cocoa can protect themselves from type 2 diabetes . Meanwhile , the researchers in the study of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University discover new things , not all of the same flavanols . In fact , cocoa itself has a kind - a different kind .
In a study published by the Journal of Agricultural Food and Chemistry , the researchers studied mice that underwent six different diets for 12 weeks .
The study was conducted to determine whether the flavanols can prevent weight gain and lowers blood glucose levels . Diets that in tests on mice are high and low fat diets . Diets high in fitted monomers, oligomers or polymers procyandins ( PC ) , which is one type of flavanols .
From the results of the study found that high-fat diet plus a oligomer PC is the most effective way to maintain weight loss and improve glucose tolerance rats , factors that can help prevent type 2 diabetes .
" PC oligomer is an antiobesity and antidiabetic greatest bioactivity of flavanols in cocoa , especially at the low doses used for this study , " said Andrew .
" Flavanol dose used in this study is significantly lower than the dose used in previous studies , it is more appropriate dose when consumed by humans , " he explained .
Therefore , continued Andrew , their data indicate that moderate doses of flavanol cocoa or cocoa powder has the potential to be effective in clinical trials in humans .
Previous research , the health benefits of chocolate can reach further than reducing the likelihood of obesity and type 2 diabetes .
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Medical News Today , the study also reported that finds the consumption of 70 grams of dark chocolate ( dark chocolate ) . Every day can reduce the risk of atherosclerosis or thickening and hardening of the arteries .