LYNN, Anthony, MATHEW, Shilpa, RUSSELL, Jean, ROBINSON, Emma, SOUMPASI, Vithleem and BARKER, Margo (2014). Effect of a tart cherry juice supplement on arterial stiffness and inflammation in healthy adults: a randomised controlled trial. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition, 69 (2), 122-127.
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Tart cherries are a particularly rich source of anthocyanins. Evidence indicates that dietary intake of anthocyanins is inversely associated with arterial stiffness. We conducted an open-label randomised placebo controlled study to determine whether a tart cherry juice concentrate (Cherry Active®) reduced arterial stiffness, inflammation and risk markers for cardiovascular disease in 47 healthy adults (30 – 50 y). Participants consumed 30 ml of cherry concentrate diluted to a volume of 250 ml with water or the same volume of an energy matched control drink daily for 6 weeks. Measurements were taken at baseline and at the end of the intervention. There was no effect of the intervention on arterial stiffness (P=0.218), c-reactive protein (P=0.220), systolic blood pressure (P=0.163), diastolic blood pressure (P=0.121), total cholesterol (P=0.342) and high density lipoprotein cholesterol (P=0.127). At the end of the intervention, plasma antioxidant capacity (measured as the ferric reducing ability of plasma (FRAP) was significantly higher in the intervention group than the control group (P=0.012). We conclude that a tart cherry juice concentrate rich in anthocyanins has no effect on arterial stiffness, c-reactive protein and risk markers for cardiovascular disease, but evokes a minor increase in antioxidant status in healthy adults.
|Research Institute, Centre or Group:||Sheffield Business School Research Institute > Service Sector Management|
|Depositing User:||Tony Lynn|
|Date Deposited:||30 Oct 2014 14:34|
|Last Modified:||19 Aug 2015 19:28|
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