|Age:||20 to 65 years old|
|Keywords:||cherry juice, heart health, metabolism, sweet cherry juice|
|Type:||Dietary Supplement study|
If you participate in this 12 week study, you will be receive two controlled beverages, a sweet cherry juice and a placebo. A placebo is a substance that has no active ingredients. You will come to the WHNRC once a week to pick-up your study beverages and review food records. Following baseline week 1, you will begin consuming the first beverage and continue to do so 2 times a day for 6 weeks. For the last 6 weeks of the study, you will consume the opposite beverage of what you’ve consumed for the first 6 weeks.
You will be given each treatment. The treatment order that you get will be chosen by chance, like flipping a coin. Neither you nor the researchers will choose what treatment you get first.
This study involves consuming a controlled beverage for 12 weeks. During this period, you will consume the provided beverage twice a day. After the screening visit, 3 days before and during the 12 week study, you will stop supplement intake or limit intake to one approved multi-vitamin and mineral supplement per day. You will stop consuming fresh, frozen, dried or juiced cherries for the duration of the study (not including the study beverages).
During the 3 days before each test visit day, you will be asked to limit the intake of polyphenol-containing foods. This includes: - fruits, - vegetables, - whole grains, - nuts, - seeds, - olive oil, - herbs, - spices, - condiments, - cocoa products, - coffee, - tea, - red wine, - omega-3 containing foods, including - fatty and non-fatty fish, - flaxseed oil, - walnut oil, - canola oil
Intake of other vegetable oils will also be limited during the 3 days before each test visit day. You must be willing to stop consuming alcohol-containing beverages for 3 days before each test visit day.
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