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Research Project: Research on the Antioxidant Nutrients in Fresh Sweet Cherries on Prevention and Reversal of Chronic Inflammatory Diseases

Location: Immunity and Disease Prevention Research Unit

Project Number: 5306-51530-017-02
Project Type: Trust

Start Date: Nov 01, 2011
End Date: Oct 31, 2013

To determine the effects of consuming fresh sweet cherries on markers for inflammation, immune status, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

We previously conducted a study with Bing sweet cherries and published the results in the Journal of Nutrition in 2006. Because of a tight budget we could perform only a limited number of analyses at that time. Newer and more sensitive assays have become available since the time this study was conducted. We have plasma and white blood cell culture media samples obtained from our previous cherry study. We have recently procured the analysis of plasma samples from Rule Based Medicine for 89 antigens, by using the Human MAP Version 1.6. Initial analysis of these data shows that consumption of cherries altered the concentrations of several other markers. These results are very encouraging but need to be confirmed in our laboratory before we publish them. We will analyze the plasma samples for these select analytes by using the Meso Scale Diagnostic Technology in the Bioanalytical Support Laboratory at WHNRC. Our first priority is to complete the analysis of the plasma samples, if there are any funds left after that, we will analyze the cell culture media for select inflammatory markers. Results will be analyzed and findings published in a peer reviewed journal. Documents Trust with California Cherry Advisory Board. Log 38072.

Last Modified: 9/10/2014
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