Small Study Suggests Benefit of Flavonoid-Rich Cocoa on Fatigue in People with MS
March 5, 2019
Researchers found that cocoa rich in flavonoids (plant chemicals that have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties) improved fatigue and walking speed in a small study of 40 people with MS, when compared with cocoa low in flavonoids. Some participants experienced worsening fatigue, feelings of nausea, or a general feeling of being unwell. The authors and an accompanying editorial suggest that a larger, longer-term study is warranted to help understand whether cocoa rich in flavonoids can be used alongside disease-modifying therapy and rehabilitation to help manage fatigue in MS.
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Read the paper and editorial available free of charge in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry