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. 2016 Jan 7;11(1):9-11.
doi: 10.2215/CJN.12141115. Epub 2015 Dec 17.

Cocoa Flavanols: A Magic Potion for Protecting the Endothelium in Kidney Failure?

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Cocoa Flavanols: A Magic Potion for Protecting the Endothelium in Kidney Failure?

Carmine Zoccali et al. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. .
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Keywords: ESRD; cacao; cardiovascular risk; endothelial dysfunction; endothelium; flavanols; flavonoids; flow mediated vasodilatation; polyphenols; renal insufficiency.

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Mechanisms whereby flavonoids may favorably affect nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability and endothelium–dependent flow–mediated vasodilation. These mechanisms are described in more detail in the text. ACE, angiotensin converting enzyme; eNOS, endothelial nitric oxide synthase; NDPH, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate.

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