45 Bing cherries a day may keep the doctor away

Recently researchers at UC Davis Medical Center published a study on the benefits of eating Bing cherries. Conclusion? Eating 45 Bings a day can lower inflammation markers. Inflammation is a key contributor to obstructive sleep apnea. Lowering swelling and inflammation in the airway passage can open the airway.

Eating cherries improved the following biomarker levels in circulating blood:

27.9% anti-inflammatory protein IL-1Ra
29%  EN-RAGE, a protein associated with blood vessel abnormalities in diabetes
20.3% ferritin, a protein that controls blood iron levels
20.1%  C-reactive protein
19.9%   plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1), a blood clot preventer
14.4%  tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFa)
13.2% epidermal growth factor (EGF)
13.7% endothelin-1 (ET-1), a potent vasoconstrictor
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