Q. I have heard that cherries are good for arthritis. Can drinking cherry juice really help reduce inflammation?

A. Judith C. Thalheimer, RD, LDN, managing editor of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter, answers: “Anecdotal evidence suggests eating cherries or drinking cherry juice may help with inflammatory conditions like gout and osteoarthritis. [For more on gout, see page 3.] So far, results of research have been mixed. “Like other dark red fruits and vegetables, […]
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