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.

Prevention of Atherosclerosis by Berries: The Case of Blueberries

Xianli Wu, Thomas T Y Wang, Ronald L Prior, Pamela R Pehrsson
J Agric Food Chem . 2018 Sep 5;66(35):9172-9188.
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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
J Nutr Biochem . 2019 Feb;64:88-100.
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Hypoglycemic activity and constituents analysis of blueberry ( Vaccinium corymbosum) fruit extracts

Weifeng Huang, Liangliang Yao, Xiao He, Lei Wang, Mingxi Li, Youxin Yang, Chunpeng Wan
Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes . 2018 Jul 17;11:357-366.
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Blackberry and Blueberry Anthocyanin Supplementation Counteract High-Fat-Diet-Induced Obesity by Alleviating Oxidative Stress and Inflammation and Accelerating Energy Expenditure

Tao Wu, Yufang Gao, Xueqi Guo, Min Zhang, Lingxiao Gong
Oxid Med Cell Longev . 2018 Jul 2;2018:4051232.
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Blueberry metabolites restore cell surface glycosaminoglycans and attenuate endothelial inflammation in diabetic human aortic endothelial cells

Brett Ronald Cutler, Samira Gholami, Jie Shi Chua, Balagurunathan Kuberan, Pon Velayutham Anandh Babu
Int J Cardiol . 2018 Jun 15;261:155-158.
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Dietary supplementation with blueberry partially restores T-cell-mediated function in high-fat-diet-induced obese mice

Erin D Lewis, Zhihong Ren, Jason DeFuria, Martin S Obin, Simin N Meydani, Dayong Wu
Br J Nutr . 2018 Jun;119(12):1393-1399.
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The influence of juicing on the appearance of blueberry metabolites 2 h after consumption: a metabolite profiling approach

Swen Langer, Aileen Kennel, John K Lodge
Br J Nutr . 2018 Jun;119(11):1233-1244.
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Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Blueberry Anthocyanins on High Glucose-Induced Human Retinal Capillary Endothelial Cells

Wuyang Huang, Zheng Yan, Dajing Li, Yanhong Ma, Jianzhong Zhou, Zhongquan Sui
Oxid Med Cell Longev . 2018 Feb 22;2018:1862462.
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Protective Effects of Blueberry Anthocyanins against H 2 O 2-Induced Oxidative Injuries in Human Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells

Wu-Yang Huang, Han Wu, Da-Jing Li, Jiang-Feng Song, Ya-Dong Xiao, Chun-Quan Liu, Jian-Zhong Zhou, Zhong-Quan Sui
J Agric Food Chem . 2018 Feb 21;66(7):1638-1648.
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Effects of blueberry and cranberry consumption on type 2 diabetes glycemic control: A systematic review

Daniela Mayumi Usuda Prado Rocha, Ana Paula Silva Caldas, Bárbara Pereira da Silva, Helen Hermana Miranda Hermsdorff, Rita de Cássia Gonçalves Alfenas
Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr . 2019;59(11):1816-1828.
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