The sweet side of dark chocolate for chronic kidney disease patients

Fanton, S., Cardozo, L. F.M.F., Combet, E. , Shiels, P. G. , Stenvinkel, P., Vieira, I. O., Narciso, H. R., Schmitz, J. and Mafra, D. (2020) The sweet side of dark chocolate for chronic kidney disease patients. Clinical Nutrition, (doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2020.06.039) (In Press)

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Abstract

Chocolate is a widely appreciated foodstuff with historical appreciation as a food from the gods. In addition to its highly palatable taste, it is a rich source of (poly)phenolics, which have several proposed salutogenic effects, including neuroprotective anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and cardioprotective capabilities. Despite the known benefits of this ancient foodstuff, there is a paucity of information on the effects of chocolate on in the context of chronic kidney disease (CKD). This review focusses on the potential salutogenic contribution of chocolate intake, to mitigate inflammatory and oxidative burden in CKD, its potential, for cardiovascular protection and on the maintenance of diversity in gut microbiota, as well as clinical perspectives, on regular chocolate intake by CKD patients.

Item Type:Articles
Status:In Press
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Combet Aspray, Dr Emilie and Shiels, Professor Paul
Authors: Fanton, S., Cardozo, L. F.M.F., Combet, E., Shiels, P. G., Stenvinkel, P., Vieira, I. O., Narciso, H. R., Schmitz, J., and Mafra, D.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cancer Sciences
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:Clinical Nutrition
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0261-5614
ISSN (Online):1532-1983
Published Online:14 July 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 Elsevier Ltd and European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism
First Published:First published in Clinical Nutrition 2020
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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