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Initial research: Mango's effects on ulcerative colitis and bone parameters in animal models

Three new mango studies presented at 2014 Experimental Biology Conference

SAN DIEGO, CA - April 30, 2014 - Three new mango-related studies were presented this week at the 2014 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) in San Diego, revealing initial findings on the effects of mango consumption on ulcerative colitis and bone parameters in animal models.

"The mango industry's nutrition research program is committed to advancing our understanding of the role mangos can play as part of a healthy diet," said Megan McKenna, Director of Marketing for the National Mango Board. "These studies provide important insights that will drive future research."

A nutrient rich fruit, mangos contain over 20 different vitamins and minerals, supporting optimal function of processes throughout the body. Mangos are an excellent source of the antioxidant vitamins C and A as well as folate. They are also a good source of fiber, copper, and vitamin B6.

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About National Mango Board

The National Mango Board is an agriculture promotion group, which is supported by assessments from both domestic and imported mangos. The board was designed to drive awareness and consumption of fresh mangos in the U.S. The superfruit mango contains 100 calories, and is an excellent source of vitamins A and C, a good source of fiber, and an amazing source of tropical flavor.

Mango availability per capita has increased 53 percent since 2005 to an estimated 2.87 pounds per year in 2013. Mango import volume for 2013 was 935 million pounds. Learn more at http://www.mango.org.

Kim, H., Minamota, Y., Markel, M., Suchodolski, J., Talcott, S., Mertens-Talcott, S. (2014) Mango and pomegranate polyphenolics in the modification of microbiota and short chain fatty acids in DSS-induced colitis (1045.6). The FASEB Journal, 28 (1 Supplement).

Kim, H., Banerjee, N., Ivanov, I., Talcott, S., Mertens-Talcott, S. (2014) Comparison of anti-inflammatory mechanisms of mango (Mangifera indica L.) and pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) in DSS-induced colitis in rats (372.8). The FASEB Journal, 28 (1 Supplement).

Eldoumi, H., Meister, M., Peterson, S., Ketz-Riley, C., Perkins-Veazie, P., Stephen, C., Smith, B., Lucas, E. (2014) The effects of freeze-dried mango on bone parameters in ovariectomized mice (1025.9). The FASEB Journal, 28 (1 Supplement).



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