Current Developments in Nutrition
Oxford University Press
USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) 2018-67017-27516
USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Approximately 1.4 million people suffer from inflammatory bowel disease, which is a major risk factor for developing colitis associated colorectal cancer (CAC). Dietary interventions with the goal to reduce colon inflammation and encourage gut microbiome homeostasis may be a strategy to reduce the risk of CAC. The antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds present in black raspberries (BRB) have demonstrated protective effects in the colon epithelium and may alter the composition of the gut microbiome. Previously, we showed that dietary supplementation with black raspberries significantly suppressed colitis and colon tumorigenesis promoted by the consumption of a Western type diet in mice. The goal of this study was to compare the efficacy of dietary intervention with whole, freeze-dried black raspberries on colitis and colon tumorigenesis in mice consuming either a standard diet or a Western type diet that emulates typical U.S. nutrient intakes.
Rodriguez Jimenez, Daphne Michelle; Brubaker, Michaela; Park, Elizabeth; Neal, Canyon; Hintze, Korry; and Benninghoff, Abby D., "Dietary Intervention with Black Raspberries to Reduce Colitis Symptoms in Mice Fed Either Standard AIN93G Diet or the Total Western Diet (P05-021-19)" (2019). Chemistry and Biochemistry Faculty Publications. Paper 903.