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Strawberry studies focus on insulin sensitivity, cholestrol

03/28/2012 02:27:00 PM
Mike Hornick

“If you’re having a pretty hearty lunch but you eat strawberries with that, it helps mitigate unfavorable responses.”

Shukitt-Hale is exploring whether strawberries can help offset aging’s toll on cognitive and motor functions.

Several years ago, a study showed rats eating a 2% strawberry diet had better memory and motor functions than those that didn’t.

“The next step is, ‘Does it help humans?’” Shukitt-Hale said.

In the next few months, her facility will try to answer that with a study of 40 people ages 55-70. A special treadmill will measure variations in their step. Older people tend to vary more. Half will have strawberries in their diet.

“From there we would do a bigger study if we got good results,” Shukitt-Hale said.

“The commission is a full funder.”

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Bob Walker    
93023  |  March, 28, 2012 at 03:36 PM

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