Yu Jin, Xiangli Cui, Udai P. Singh, Brook Harmon, Philip Cavicchia, Anne B. Hofseth, Venkata Kotakadi, Brandy Stroud, Alexander A. Chumanevich,James R. Hebert, Thomas G. Hurley, and Lorne J. Hofseth (2010) Systemic inflammatory load in humans is suppressed by consumption of two formulations of dried, encapsulated juice concentrate. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research (54): 1-9.
Chronic inflammation contributes to an increased risk for developing chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. A high “inflammatory load” is defined as elevated inflammation markers in blood or other tissues. We evaluated several markers of systemic inflammation from healthy adults and tested the hypothesis that two formulations of encapsulated fruit and vegetable juice powder concentrate with added berry powders (FVB) or without (FV) could impact markers of inflammatory load. Using a double-blind, placebo-controlled approach, 117 subjects were randomly assigned to receive placebo, FV, or FVB capsules. Blood was drawn at baseline and after 60 d of capsule consumption.