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.

The effects of blueberry and strawberry serum metabolites on age-related oxidative and inflammatory signaling in vitro

Grant A Rutledge, Derek R Fisher, Marshall G Miller, Megan E Kelly, Donna F Bielinski, Barbara Shukitt-Hale
Food Funct . 2019 Dec 11;10(12):7707-7713.
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Inhibition of growth and alteration of host cell interactions of Pasteurella multocida with natural byproducts

S Salaheen, J A Almario, D Biswas
Poult Sci . 2014 Jun;93(6):1375-82.
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Blueberries and cardiovascular disease prevention

Eleanor Wood, Sabine Hein, Christian Heiss, Claire Williams, Ana Rodriguez-Mateos
Food Funct . 2019 Dec 11;10(12):7621-7633.
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Cognitive performance in relation to urinary anthocyanins and their flavonoid-based products following blueberry supplementation in older adults at risk for dementia.

Krikorian R, Kalt W, McDonald JE, Shidler MD, Summer SS, Stein AL.
Journal of Functional Foods, Volume 64, 2020, 103667, ISSN 1756-4646.
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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
Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab . 2019 Nov 1;29(6):636-642.
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Anti-inflammatory Effects of Northern Highbush Blueberry Extract on an In Vitro Inflammatory Bowel Disease Model

Kyle Driscoll, Aparna Deshpande, Rupali Datta, Wusirika Ramakrishna
Nutr Cancer . 2020;72(7):1178-1190.
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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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Digestion behavior and antidepressant-like effect promoted by acute administration of blueberry extract on mice

Andreia Gapski, Trilicia M Gomes, Maiara A Bredun, Nayla E Ferreira-Lima, Fabiana Kalyne Ludka, Marilde T Bordignon-Luiz, Vívian Maria Burin
Food Res Int . 2019 Nov;125:108618.
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Blueberry-Based Meals for Obese Patients with Metabolic Syndrome: A Multidisciplinary Metabolomic Pilot Study

Anatoly Petrovich Sobolev, Alessandra Ciampa, Cinzia Ingallina, Luisa Mannina, Donatella Capitani, Ilaria Ernesti, Elisa Maggi, Rita Businaro, Maria Del Ben, Petra Engel, Anna Maria Giusti, Lorenzo M Donini, Alessandro Pinto
Metabolites . 2019 Jul 10;9(7):138.
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