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-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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Bioactive Compounds of Strawberry and Blueberry and Their Potential Health Effects Based on Human Intervention Studies: A Brief Overview

Katharina Miller, Walter Feucht, Markus Schmid
Nutrients . 2019 Jul 2;11(7):1510.
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Physiological Concentrations of Blueberry-Derived Phenolic Acids Reduce Monocyte Adhesion to Human Endothelial Cells

Jeffry S Tang, Stephanie M Bozonet, Judith L McKenzie, Robert F Anderson, Laurence D Melton, Margreet C M Vissers
Mol Nutr Food Res . 2019 Sep;63(18):e1900478.
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Blueberries Improve Neuroinflammation and Cognition differentially Depending on Individual Cognitive baseline Status

Barbara Shukitt-Hale, Nopporn Thangthaeng, Marshall G Miller, Shibu M Poulose, Amanda N Carey, Derek R Fisher
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2019 Jun 18;74(7):977-983.
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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
J Agric Food Chem . 2020 Mar 11;68(10):2940-2947.
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Blueberries improve biomarkers of cardiometabolic function in participants with metabolic syndrome-results from a 6-month, double-blind, randomized controlled trial

Peter J Curtis, Vera van der Velpen, Lindsey Berends, Amy Jennings, Martin Feelisch, A Margot Umpleby, Mark Evans, Bernadette O Fernandez, Mia S Meiss, Magdalena Minnion, John Potter, Anne-Marie Minihane, Colin D Kay, Eric B Rimm, Aedín Cassidy
Am J Clin Nutr . 2019 Jun 1;109(6):1535-1545.
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Blueberry Supplementation Mitigates Altered Brain Plasticity and Behavior after Traumatic Brain Injury in Rats

Gokul Krishna, Zhe Ying, Fernando Gomez-Pinilla
Mol Nutr Food Res. 2019 Aug;63(15):e1801055.
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