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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: The Influence of Low Calories Cranberry Juice on Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease

Location: Food Components and Health Laboratory

Project Number: 8040-51000-056-01
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Mar 02, 2010
End Date: Mar 01, 2015

Objective:
To determine the influence of cranberry on risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Objective 2 “Determine the ability of plant-based dietary components to reduce oxidative stress, inflammation, DNA damage, glucoregulation, and blood pressure, and define the inter-individual variation in these responses as well as the genetic basis for the variation.”

Approach:
ARS will conduct a randomized clinical trial to investigate the effect of cranberry polyphenols on risk factors (such as inflammatory markers, lipids, lipoproteins, blood pressure) for cardiovascular disease. A cranberry extract will be used in order to conduct this study to ensure that the study is double blinded.

Last Modified: 11/23/2014
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