Dark Chocolate At Once Minimizes Post-Stroke Brain Damage

Love To Eat| The positive health benefits of dark chocolate continue to build. Prior articles have focused on the vascular protection offered by dark chocolate.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have discovered that the compound epicatechin, naturally found in dark chocolate, may protect the brain after the onset of stroke, much like asprin.

While most treatments against stroke in humans have to be given within a two- to three-hour time window to be effective, epicatechin appeared to limit further neuronal damage when given to mice 3.5 hours after a stroke. Given six hours after a stroke, however, the compound offered no protection to brain cells. Read on at Science Daily

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