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Articles February 2014 Issue

Cranberries: They’re Not Just for Thanksgiving Anymore

Studies show possible benefits for UTIs, cardiovascular health.

If you think of cranberries as strictly Thanksgiving fare, you’re missing out on the unique health benefits of this tart red fruit. “The profile of cranberries’ biologically active constituents is distinct from that of other berry fruit,” says Jeffrey B. Blumberg, PhD, director of Tufts’ HNRCA Antioxidants Research Laboratory. Blumberg and colleagues recently authored a comprehensive review of cranberries’ bioactive compounds and their effects on human health, published in Advances in Nutrition.

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