Scientific Research


The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) funds research studies that are grounded in sound science, use rigorous methodology, and are conducted by autonomous researchers at well-established institutions. All published research is submitted to peer-reviewed journals by the researcher, independent of the USHBC.

Browse the research topics below to view the collection of in-depth blueberry science, and explore the following overview of research specifically funded by the USHBC.

Dietary Blueberry and Soluble Fiber Supplementation Reduces Risk of Gestational Diabetes in Women with Obesity in a Randomized Controlled Trial

Arpita Basu, Du Feng, Petar Planinic, Jeffrey L Ebersole, Timothy J Lyons, James M Alexander
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Acute Consumption of Blueberries and Short-Term Blueberry Supplementation Improve Glucose Management and Insulin Levels in Sedentary Subjects

Ximena Palma, Samanta Thomas-Valdés, Gonzalo Cruz
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Dietary blueberry attenuates whole-body insulin resistance in high fat-fed mice by reducing adipocyte death and its inflammatory sequelae

Jason DeFuria, Grace Bennett, Katherine J Strissel, James W Perfield 2nd, Paul E Milbury, Andrew S Greenberg, Martin S Obin
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An evaluation of the effect of a topical product containing C-xyloside and blueberry extract on the appearance of type II diabetic skin

Zoe Diana Draelos, Margarita Yatskayer, Susana Raab, Christian Oresajo
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Dietary flavonoid intakes and risk of type 2 diabetes in US men and women

Nicole M Wedick, An Pan, Aedín Cassidy, Eric B Rimm, Laura Sampson, Bernard Rosner, Walter Willett, Frank B Hu, Qi Sun, Rob M van Dam
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Blueberry intake alters skeletal muscle and adipose tissue peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor activity and reduces insulin resistance in obese rats

E Mitchell Seymour, Ignasia I Tanone, Daniel E Urcuyo-Llanes, Sarah K Lewis, Ara Kirakosyan, Michael G Kondoleon, Peter B Kaufman, Steven F Bolling
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Effect of dietary blueberry pomace on selected metabolic factors associated with high fructose feeding in growing Sprague-Dawley rats

Ramesh C Khanal, Luke R Howard, Samuel E Wilkes, Theodore J Rogers, Ronald L Prior
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