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 phenolics are associated with cognitive enhancement in supplemented healthy older adults

Rutledge GA, Sandhu AK, Miller MG, Edirisinghe I, Burton-Freeman BB, Shukitt-Hale B.
Food Funct. 2021 Jan 7;12(1):107-118.
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Skeletal Protection and Promotion of Microbiome Diversity by Dietary Boosting of the Endogenous Antioxidant Response

Amy Y Sato, Gretel G Pellegrini, Meloney Cregor, Kevin McAndrews, Roy B Choi, Maria Maiz, Olivia Johnson, Linda D McCabe, George P McCabe, Mario G Ferruzzi, Mary A Lila, Munro Peacock, David B Burr, Cindy H Nakatsu, Connie M Weaver, Teresita Bellido
J Bone Miner Res . 2021 Apr;36(4):768-778.
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Postdiagnostic Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Breast Cancer Survival: Prospective Analyses in the Nurses’ Health Studies

Maryam S Farvid, Michelle D Holmes, Wendy Y Chen, Bernard A Rosner, Rulla M Tamimi, Walter C Willett, A Heather Eliassen
Cancer Res . 2020 Nov 15;80(22):5134-5143.
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Anti-adhesive activity of a Vaccinium corymbosum polyphenolic extract targeting intestinal colonization by Klebsiella pneumoniae

Eva Gato, Alicja Rosalowska, Marta Martínez-Guitián, Marta Lores, German Bou, Astrid Pérez
Biomed Pharmacother . 2020 Dec;132:110885.
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Whole Blueberry and Isolated Polyphenol-Rich Fractions Modulate Specific Gut Microbes in an In Vitro Colon Model and in a Pilot Study in Human Consumers

Alexandra Ntemiri, Tarini S Ghosh, Molly E Gheller, Tam T T Tran, Jamie E Blum, Paola Pellanda, Klara Vlckova, Marta C Neto, Amy Howell, Anna Thalacker-Mercer, Paul W O'Toole
Nutrients . 2020 Sep 12;12(9):2800.
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Consumption of a Blueberry-Enriched Diet by Women for 6 Weeks Alters Determinants of Human Muscle Progenitor Cell Function

Jamie E Blum, Brandon J Gheller, Sinwoo Hwang, Erica Bender, Mary Gheller, Anna E Thalacker-Mercer
J Nutr . 2020 Sep 1;150(9):2412-2418.
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Highbush blueberry proanthocyanidins alleviate Porphyromonas gingivalis-induced deleterious effects on oral mucosal cells

Amel Ben Lagha, Amy Howell, Daniel Grenier
Anaerobe . 2020 Oct;65:102266.
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Blueberry and/or Banana Consumption Mitigate Arachidonic, Cytochrome P450 Oxylipin Generation During Recovery From 75-Km Cycling: A Randomized Trial

David C Nieman, Nicholas D Gillitt, Guan-Yuan Chen, Qibin Zhang, Wei Sha, Colin D Kay, Preeti Chandra, Kristine L Kay, Mary Ann Lila
Front Nutr . 2020 Aug 7;7:121.
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Valorization of Persimmon and Blueberry Byproducts to Obtain Functional Powders: In Vitro Digestion and Fermentation by Gut Microbiota

Claudia Bas-Bellver, Cristina Andrés, Lucía Seguí, Cristina Barrera, Nuria Jiménez-Hernández, Alejandro Artacho, Noelia Betoret, María José Gosalbes
J Agric Food Chem . 2020 Jul 29;68(30):8080-8090.
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Anti-proliferative effects of a blueberry extract on a panel of tumor cell lines of different origin

H Lamdan, R S Garcia-Lazaro, N Lorenzo, L G Caligiuri, D F Alonso, H G Farina
Exp Oncol . 2020 Jun;42(2):101-108.
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