Author Contributions: All authors had full access to the data (statistical printouts validating each finding were shared) and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: Golomb and White. Acquisition of data: Golomb. Analysis and interpretation of data: Golomb, Koperski, and White. Drafting of the manuscript: Golomb and White. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Golomb and Koperski. Statistical analysis: Golomb and White. Obtained funding: Golomb. Administrative, technical, and material support: Koperski.
Financial Disclosure: All authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest to disclose but profess an anticonflict via their chocolate purchasing habits.
Funding/Support: This study was funded by grant RO1 HL63055 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health (NIH), and was supported by the University of California, San Diego General Clinical Research Center (NIH # MO1 RR00827).
Role of the Sponsors: The funding source did not influence the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; and preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.
Trial Registration: clinicaltrials.gov Identifier: NCT00330980