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Does Dark Chocolate Enhance Visual Function?

Does Dark Chocolate Enhance Visual Function? Research Original Investigation Effects of Flavanol-Rich Dark Chocolate on Visual Function and Retinal Perfusion Invited Commentary Paul S. Bernstein, MD, PhD “Forget Carrots, Study Finds Dark Chocolate Can Improve Vi- with larger sample sizes would be needed to rule in or out pos- sion,” “A Bit of Dark Chocolate Might Sweeten Your Vision,” and sible long-term benefits confidently,” but I would argue that “Dark Chocolate Linked to Enhanced Visual Acuity”: these are smaller, more focused studies could be even more convinc- just a few of the online headlines that appeared online after ing and cost-effective. For example, flavanols could be admin- JAMA Ophthalmology pub- istered in tasteless capsule form to more effectively mask the lished an article by Rabin and participants, or individuals could come back for additional ad- Related article page 1373 ministrations of the 2 interventions to confirm or refute the colleagues reporting a small randomized clinical trial on the short-term effects of milk repeatability of dark chocolate’s objective and subjective ef- chocolate vs dark chocolate on visual acuity and contrast sen- fects on vision. sitivity in healthy human volunteers. Now, just about a year While it is always important that we conduct and report later, JAMA http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Does Dark Chocolate Enhance Visual Function?

JAMA Ophthalmology , Volume 137 (12) – Dec 26, 2019

Does Dark Chocolate Enhance Visual Function?

Abstract

Research Original Investigation Effects of Flavanol-Rich Dark Chocolate on Visual Function and Retinal Perfusion Invited Commentary Paul S. Bernstein, MD, PhD “Forget Carrots, Study Finds Dark Chocolate Can Improve Vi- with larger sample sizes would be needed to rule in or out pos- sion,” “A Bit of Dark Chocolate Might Sweeten Your Vision,” and sible long-term benefits confidently,” but I would argue that “Dark Chocolate Linked to Enhanced Visual...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2019 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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2168-6165
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2168-6173
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10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2019.3740
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Abstract

Research Original Investigation Effects of Flavanol-Rich Dark Chocolate on Visual Function and Retinal Perfusion Invited Commentary Paul S. Bernstein, MD, PhD “Forget Carrots, Study Finds Dark Chocolate Can Improve Vi- with larger sample sizes would be needed to rule in or out pos- sion,” “A Bit of Dark Chocolate Might Sweeten Your Vision,” and sible long-term benefits confidently,” but I would argue that “Dark Chocolate Linked to Enhanced Visual Acuity”: these are smaller, more focused studies could be even more convinc- just a few of the online headlines that appeared online after ing and cost-effective. For example, flavanols could be admin- JAMA Ophthalmology pub- istered in tasteless capsule form to more effectively mask the lished an article by Rabin and participants, or individuals could come back for additional ad- Related article page 1373 ministrations of the 2 interventions to confirm or refute the colleagues reporting a small randomized clinical trial on the short-term effects of milk repeatability of dark chocolate’s objective and subjective ef- chocolate vs dark chocolate on visual acuity and contrast sen- fects on vision. sitivity in healthy human volunteers. Now, just about a year While it is always important that we conduct and report later, JAMA

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JAMA OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 26, 2019

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