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Effects of Tart Cherry Intake on Exercise Performance and Recovery

Course #: 010-879

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CE Credit Hours: 3.00 CPEUs

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Course Description

***This course will be expiring on 05/28/2022. After this date, you will be unable to take this course for renewal credit.***

Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) - Provider #21328, Activity #148710 approved for 3 CPEUs.

CPEU Course Description

Tart cherries contain high concentrations of phytochemicals and anthocyanins, which have been linked to improved athletic recovery and subsequent performance.  This CPEU course examines the effect of supplemental tart cherry juice on recovery and next day athletic performance in highly-trained water-based team sport athletes.  In addition, short-term tart cherry supplementation prior to and following stressful endurance exercise is analyzed for changes in markers of muscle damage, inflammation, oxidative stress, and/or muscle soreness.

Haley Barnes, RD, CDE was involved in the creation of this course.

Article Author:  Rachel McCormick, Ph.D., et al.

Exam writer: Tiev LaGuire, M.S.


CPEU Course Objectives

1.  Analyze the differences of IL-6 concentrations in supplemented endurance athletes.

2.  Conclude which endogenous secretion may be modulated by anthocyanin-rich tart cherry supplementation following stressful exercise challenges.

3.  Describe two results found by a study analyzing plasma Total Antioxidant Status following a full marathon in trained endurance runners.

4.  Explain what the cortisol response group-difference is attributed to.

5.  Name three health benefits that have been linked to the high concentration of phytochemicals and anthocyanins of tart Montmorency cherries.

6.  Summarize the findings of inflammation and performance of supplemented versus placebo Water Polo players, marathon runners, and cyclists.

This course expires on 05/29/2022

CPE Level: II

Learning Codes: 2010, 2110, 3020, 4060

Performance Indicators (RDN): 6.2.5, 8.1, 8.1.2 , 8.3.6

Performance Indicators (NTDR): 6.2.5, 8.1, 8.1.2 , 8.3.6

Course Date: 2019-01-02

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