Tart cherry supplementation and recovery from strenuous exercise: a systematic review and meta-analysis: Tart cherry juice and recovery

Hill, Jessica, Keane, Karen, Quinlan, Rebecca and Howatson, Glyn (2020) Tart cherry supplementation and recovery from strenuous exercise: a systematic review and meta-analysis: Tart cherry juice and recovery. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. ISSN 1526-484X (In Press)

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of tart cherry supplementation on recovery following strenuous exercise. A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted using studies investigating tart cherry supplementation on measures of muscle soreness, muscular strength, muscular power, creatine kinase (CK), C reactive protein (CRP), Interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFα). A literature search ending in July 2020 was conducted in 3 databases (SPORTDiscus, Web of Science and Pubmed). Data from 14 studies was extracted and pooled for analysis. Tart cherry supplementation had a small beneficial effect in reducing muscle soreness (ES = -0.44, 95 CI -0.87, -0.02). A moderate beneficial effect was observed for recovery of muscular strength (ES = -0.78, 95% CI -1.11, -0.46). A moderate effect was observed for muscular power (ES = -0.53, 95% CI -0.77, -0.29), a further subgroup analysis on this variable indicated a large effect of tart cherry supplementation on recovery of jump height (ES = -0.82, 95% CI -1.18, -0.45) and a small significant effect of supplementation on sprint time (ES = -0.32, 95% CI -0.60, -0.04). A small effect was observed for both CRP (ES = -0.46, 95% CI -0.93, -0.00) and IL-6 (ES = -0.35, 95% CI -0.68, -0.02. No significant effects were observed for CK, and TNFα. These results indicate that the consumption of a tart cherry supplement can aid aspects of recovery from strenuous exercise.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: muscle damage, functional foods, prunus cerasus, Montmorency cherry, muscle function, inflammation
Subjects: B400 Nutrition
C600 Sports Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2020 13:21
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2020 13:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/44373

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