Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2010, 2100, 3100, 4060; Level: 2
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.2.4, 10.4.1
This continuing education course reviews the inflammatory process with regard to disease and unaccustomed exercise, the role of tart cherries and tart cherry juice as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents, and clinical trials to date that have studied the effects of tart cherries in athletic and clinical settings.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Identify tart cherries and tart cherry juice as excellent sources of anthocyanins that have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
- Explain the inflammatory response from unaccustomed exercise.
- State the mechanism of tart cherries as a therapeutic agent for recovery from intense exercise and inflammatory diseases and in the treatment of inflammatory diseases.
- Provide recommendations for tart cherry consumption to benefit patients and clients.
Sharon Collison, MS, RD, LDN, CSSD is an instructor of clinical nutrition in the department of behavioral health and nutrition at the University of Delaware and a freelance writer in Newark, Delaware.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
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