Focus on Nutrition and Nutrition Science

A Closer Look at the Health Claims Behind Berries

March 24, 201415 min
Hosted by: Cathleen Margolin
Guest: Gary Stoner
Reports on the medicinal properties of foods are often of interest to the general public, with the hope of finding or maintaining better health through proper nutrition. For many years, the relationship between the consumption of berries and cancer prevention has been studied in lab animals, with results from these scientific studies interpreted for their potential applications in daily life. What does current research tell us about the potency of raspberries, blueberries and other berries toward preventing cancer and can we yet issue any practical indications for humans? Dr. Gary Stoner, professor emeritus in the division of hematology and oncology within the department of internal medicine at the Ohio State University College of Medicine, joins host Dr. Cathleen Margolin to help us provide clear guidance to our patients who inquire about the nutritional value of these fruits.

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