Location: Food Components and Health Laboratory
Project Number: 8040-51000-052-08
Start Date: Aug 01, 2012
End Date: Sep 30, 2013
The approach will be to conduct a human feeding study in which volunteers consume blackberries as part of a controlled diet. Blood, urine, and fecal samples will be analyzed for a variety of biochemical markers related to cancer risk. Feces will be characterized for microbiota. Analyses will include appearance of nutrients in the blood/urine, markers of inflammation, DNA damage, gene expression epigenetic markers, and metabolomics.