In the news – Dr Karin Ried’s Chocolate Cochrane Review

Date: 12-09-2013

A meta-analysis on Chocolate and Blood Pressure by Dr Karin Ried, Research Director at the National Institute of Integrative Medicine has been published in the Cochrane Review. The meta-analysis showed people consuming cocoa powder or dark chocolate could cut their blood pressure by 2 to 3mm of mercury (mm/Hg). The study has been featured in a number of news items, some listed below:


The Cochrane Library

Effect of cocoa on blood pressure


Science Daily

Dark Chocolate, Cocoa Compounds, May Reduce Blood Pressure


TIME Healthland

Sweet! A Little Chocolate a Day May Help Lower Blood Pressure


BBC News

Dark chocolate ‘may lower blood pressure’



Chocolate a sweetheart deal


Herald Sun

Eating dark chocolate each day could keep high blood pressure at bay, researchers say…lood-pressure-at-bay-researchers-say/story-e6frf7kx-1226451296448


News Medical

Cocoa and blood pressure: an interview with Dr Karin Ried


The Atlantic

The Life and Work of a Chocolate Health Researcher