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The Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Prunes: New Research and Recipe Hacks for Heart Health

Monday, Oct. 18, 3:15 - 4 p.m. Central

Did you know that prunes contain bioactive components that have demonstrated anti-inflammatory effects? Prune consumption has been shown to reduce the risk factors for cardiovascular diseases in postmenopausal women. Shirin Hooshmand, PhD, RD and her team from San Diego State University have conducted numerous studies in the field of prune and overall human health. She will discuss her latest findings that eating 50g (5-6 prunes) to 100g (10-12 prunes) of prunes per day can improve cardiovascular health by lowering total cholesterol, oxidative stress and anti-inflammatory markers. Registered dietitian, Erin Palinski-Wade, will discuss tips to help your clients include more anti-inflammatory foods in the diet, including some of her favorite anti-inflammatory recipe hacks.

Sponsored by FNCE® Signature Sponsor: Sunsweet Growers

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the anti-inflammatory properties of prunes as evident by research studies
  • Describe the new research findings looking at the effect of prune consumption on total cholesterol, antioxidant capacity and inflammation in postmenopausal women
  • Recall at least two tips for helping patients and clients to include more anti-inflammatory foods in their diet


Shirin Hooshmand, PhD, RD
San Diego State University

Erin Palinski-Wade, RD, CDCES
Vernon Nutrition Center, LLC

Shirin Hooshmand, PhD, RD
Shirin Hooshmand, PhD, RD
Erin Palinski-Wade, RD, CDCES
Erin Palinski-Wade, RD, CDCES