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 polyphenols alter gut microbiota & phenolic metabolism in rats

Dennis P Cladis, Abigayle M R Simpson, Kaitlyn J Cooper, Cindy H Nakatsu, Mario G Ferruzzi, Connie M Weaver
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Probiotics and blueberry attenuate the severity of dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced colitis

Nadia Osman, Diya Adawi, Siv Ahrné, Bengt Jeppsson, Göran Molin
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Influence of dietary blueberry and broccoli on cecal microbiota activity and colon morphology in mdr1a(-/-) mice, a model of inflammatory bowel diseases

Gunaranjan Paturi, Tafadzwa Mandimika, Christine A Butts, Shuotun Zhu, Nicole C Roy, Warren C McNabb, Juliet Ansell
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Preventive and therapeutic effects of blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) extract against DSS-induced ulcerative colitis by regulation of antioxidant and inflammatory mediators

Mehnaz Pervin, Md Abul Hasnat, Ji-Hong Lim, Yoon-Mi Lee, Eun Ok Kim, Byung-Hun Um, Beong Ou Lim
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Blueberry Supplementation Influences the Gut Microbiota, Inflammation, and Insulin Resistance in High-Fat-Diet-Fed Rats

Sunhye Lee, Katherine I Keirsey, Rebecca Kirkland, Zachary I Grunewald, Joan G Fischer, Claire B de La Serre
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Isolation and Characterization of Blueberry Polyphenolic Components and Their Effects on Gut Barrier Dysfunction

Michael A Polewski, Daniel Esquivel-Alvarado, Nicholas S Wedde, Christian G Kruger, Jess D Reed
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Blueberry polyphenols extract as a potential prebiotic with anti-obesity effects on C57BL/6 J mice by modulating the gut microbiota

Xinyao Jiao, Yuehua Wang, Yang Lin, Yuxi Lang, Enhui Li, Xiuyan Zhang, Qi Zhang, Ying Feng, Xianjun Meng, Bin Li
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Blueberry proanthocyanidins and anthocyanins improve metabolic health through a gut microbiota-dependent mechanism in diet-induced obese mice

Arianne Morissette, Camille Kropp, Jean-Philippe Songpadith, Rafael Junges Moreira, Janice Costa, Roger Mariné-Casadó, Geneviève Pilon, Thibault V Varin, Stéphanie Dudonné, Lemia Boutekrabt, Philippe St-Pierre, Emile Levy, Denis Roy, Yves Desjardins, Frédéric Raymond, Vanessa P Houde, André Marette
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