UM: Health

U.S. News & World Report’s HealthDay column features a study by UM researchers showing that eating tart cherries could lower cholesterol, reduce inflammation and cut body weight and fat.  Says study co-author Dr. Steven Bolling, a cardiac surgeon at UM’s Cardiovascular Center: ”We know excess body fat increases the risk for heart disease. This research gives us one more support point suggesting that diet changes, such as including cherries, could potentially lower heart disease risk.” The Cherry Marketing Institute sponsored the study. [Source]