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.

Explore the full overview of research specifically funded by the USHBC, and examine the full body of evidence on blueberry science by browsing the research topics below.

Blueberry intervention improves metabolic syndrome risk factors: systematic review and meta-analysis

Marina Fernandes Carvalho, Ana Beatriz Araújo Lucca, Vítor Rodrigues Ribeiro E Silva, Leandro Roberto de Macedo, Maísa Silva
Nutr Res. 2021 Jul;91:67-80.
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Role of Dietary Flavonoid Compounds in Driving Patterns of Microbial Community Assembly

Kerry L Ivey, Andrew T Chan, Jacques Izard, Aedin Cassidy, Geraint B Rogers, Eric B Rimm
mBio. 2019 Sep 24;10(5):e01205-19.
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Molecular Mechanism and Health Role of Functional Ingredients in Blueberry for Chronic Disease in Human Beings

Luyao Ma, Zhenghai Sun, Yawen Zeng, Mingcan Luo, Jiazhen Yang
Int J Mol Sci. 2018 Sep 16;19(9):2785.
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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
Food Funct. 2021 Mar 21;12(6):2442-2456.
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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
J Nutr. 2021 May 11;151(5):1128-1138.
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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
Nutrients. 2021 Apr 25;13(5):1458.
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Efficacy of chlorine dioxide gas sachets for enhancing the microbiological quality and safety of blueberries

Popa I, Hanson EJ, Todd ECD, Schilder AC, Ryser ET
J Food Prot . 2007 Sep;70(9):2084-8.
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Decontamination of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella enterica on blueberries using ozone and pulsed UV-light

Bialka KI, Demirci A.
J Food Sci . 2007 Nov;72(9):M391-6.
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