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Radioprotective effect of the Barbados Cherry (Malpighia glabra L.) against radiopharmaceutical Iodine-131 in Wistar rats in vivo

Posted January 31, 2014

The increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables has contributed to the improvement of populational health, due in part, to the abundance of antioxidants in these foods. Antioxidants reduce the level of oxidative damage to DNA caused by free radicals and ionizing radiation, including the radioisotope iodine-131 (131I). This isotope is used for the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid injuries, such as hyperthyroidism and cancer.

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Sweet Bing Cherries Can Help Lower Inflammation Risk

Posted September 1, 2013

Chronic inflammation is linked to many disease states, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and Alzheimer’s. Normally, inflammation is part of a healthy immune response intended to fight an invading force, such as an infection. However, inflammation that occurs when the immune system is “turned on” and never shut off triggers processes within the body that can lead to disease.

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Five ways cherries make lives happier

Posted August 1, 2013

A powerful punch in a compact red fruit, the cherry is a vital part of our health. According to Fox News, cherries have the ability to do everything from reducing inflammation to aiding in weight loss. Discover how these sweet little morsels can keep your body on the mend with these five health benefits.

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Cherries a superfood? Research confirms this well-known fruit tackles cancer, insomnia, high blood pressure and gout

Posted July 11, 2013

For those of you who love cherries, this ruby sweet fruit is much more than a tasty summer treat. Shown to combat cancer, improve sleep, balance blood pressure and ease gout, you really cannot lose. Compounds found within cherries also relieve pain as well as aspirin. Possessing potent anti-inflammatory properties, these delicious gems are an excellent way to ward off disease. Rich in vitamins and minerals as well as antioxidants, cherries are a powerhouse of nutrition and should be enjoyed often.

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Study: Tart Cherries Linked to Reduced Risk of Stroke

Posted April 24, 2013

For the millions of Americans at risk for heart disease or diabetes, a diet that includes tart cherries might actually be better than what the doctor ordered, according to new animal research from the University of Michigan Health System.

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Melatonin-rich tart cherries may improve sleep quality: RCT

Posted January 9, 2013

A glass or two of tart cherry juice before bedtime may improve sleep, suggest results from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.

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Cherries help prevent gout, study shows

Posted October 20, 2012

For those who suffer from gout – a form of arthritis that is marked by sudden, attacks of painful joint inflammation – there may be a sweet note of relief on your horizon: New research suggests that eating cherries can lower risk of an attack.

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Eating Cherries Lowers Risk Of Gout Attacks By 35%

Posted September 28, 2012

A new study found that patients with gout who consumed cherries over a two-day period showed a 35% lower risk of gout attacks compared to those who did not eat the fruit. Findings from this case-crossover study published in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), also suggest that risk of gout flares was 75% lower when cherry intake was combined with the uric-acid reducing drug, allopurinol, than in periods without exposure to cherries or treatment.

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Tart Cherries Have the Highest Anti-Inflammatory Content of Any Food

Posted June 2, 2012

Tart cherries may help reduce chronic inflammation, especially for the millions of Americans suffering from debilitating joint pain and arthritis, according to new research from Oregon Health & Science University presented today at the American College of Sports Medicine Conference (ACSM) in San Francisco, Calif. In fact, the researchers suggest tart cherries have the “highest anti-inflammatory content of any food” and can help people with osteoarthritis manage their disease.

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Tart Cherries Have the Highest Anti-Inflammatory Content of Any Food

Posted May 31, 2012

Tart cherries may help reduce chronic inflammation, especially for the millions of Americans suffering from debilitating joint pain and arthritis, according to new research from Oregon Health & Science University presented today at the American College of Sports Medicine Conference (ACSM) in San Francisco, Calif.(1) In fact, the researchers suggest tart cherries have the “highest anti-inflammatory content of any food” and can help people with osteoarthritis manage their disease.

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