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.

Blueberry supplementation reduces the blood lactate response to running in normobaric hypoxia but has no effect on performance in recreational runners

Jason P Brandenburg, Luisa V Giles
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Blueberry supplementation reduces the blood lactate response to running in normobaric hypoxia but has no effect on performance in recreational runners

Brandenburg JP, Giles LV.
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Blueberry fruit polyphenolics suppress oxidative stress-induced skeletal muscle cell damage in vitro

Roger D Hurst, Robyn W Wells, Suzanne M Hurst, Tony K McGhie, Janine M Cooney, Dwayne J Jensen
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Effect of blueberry ingestion on natural killer cell counts, oxidative stress, and inflammation prior to and after 2.5 h of running

Lisa S McAnulty, David C Nieman, Charles L Dumke, Lesli A Shooter, Dru A Henson, Alan C Utter, Ginger Milne, Steven R McAnulty
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Effect of New Zealand blueberry consumption on recovery from eccentric exercise-induced muscle damage

Yanita McLeay, Matthew J Barnes, Toby Mundel, Suzanne M Hurst, Roger D Hurst, Stephen R Stannard
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Effects of exercise with or without blueberries in the diet on cardio-metabolic risk factors: an exploratory pilot study in healthy subjects

Sofia Nyberg, Edvard Gerring, Solveig Gjellan, Marta Vergara, Torbjörn Lindström, Fredrik H Nystrom
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Four Days of Blueberry Powder Supplementation Lowers the Blood Lactate Response to Running But Has No Effect on Time-Trial Performance

Jason P Brandenburg, Luisa V Giles
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