URI secures $470K in USDA funds to study medical effects of maple syrup

NAVINDRA SEERAM and Angela Slitt, associate professors of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy, have received federal funding to further study the anti-inflammatory properties of maple syrup. / COURTESY URI/NORA LEWIS
NAVINDRA SEERAM and Angela Slitt, associate professors of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy, have received federal funding to further study the anti-inflammatory properties of maple syrup. / COURTESY URI/NORA LEWIS
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Researchers at the University of Rhode Island announced the receipt of $470,000 in U.S. Department of Agriculture funding to continue their study of the anti-inflammatory effects of maple syrup. The two-year project, “Beneficial effects of maple syrup phytochemicals against inflammation associated with metabolic syndrome,” is led by Navindra Seeram and Angela Slitt,…

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