Navigation Links
Health benefits of wild blueberries abound: Study
Date:11/6/2013

Wild blueberries are a rich source of phytochemicals called polyphenols, which have been reported by a growing number of studies to exert a wide array of protective health benefits. A new study by researchers at the University of Maine adds to this growing body of evidence.

This new research, published today in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, shows that regular long-term wild blueberry diets may help improve or prevent pathologies associated with the metabolic syndrome, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

"The metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a group of risk factors characterized by obesity, hypertension, inflammation, dyslipidemia, glucose intolerance and insulin resistance, and endothelial dysfunction," explains Dr. Klimis-Zacas, a Professor of clinical nutrition at the University of Maine and a co-author of the study. "MetS affects an estimated 37% of adults in the US ." Many substances found in food have the potential to prevent MetS, thus reducing the need for medication and medical intervention.

"We have previously documented the cardiovascular benefits of a polyphenol-rich wild blueberry in a rat model with impaired vascular health and high blood pressure," says Klimis-Zacas. "Our new findings show that these benefits extend to the obese Zucker rat, a widely used model resembling human MetS."

"Endothelial dysfunction is a landmark characteristic of MetS, and the obese Zucker rat, an excellent model to study the MetS, is characterized by vascular dysfunction. The vascular wall of these animals shows an impaired response to vasorelaxation or vasoconstriction which affects blood flow and blood pressure regulation."

According to the study, wild blueberry consumption (2 cups per day, human equivalent) for 8 weeks was shown to regulate and improve the balance between relaxing and constricting factors in the vascular wall, improving blood flow and blood pressure regul
'/>"/>

Contact: Jenny Ryan
jenny.ryan@nrcresearchpress.com
Canadian Science Publishing (NRC Research Press)
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Tortoise and the hare: New drug stops rushing cancer cells, slow and steady healthy cells unharmed
2. Reproductive health providers should discuss environmental exposure risks with patients
3. Research on flavanols and procyanidins provides new insights into how these phytonutrients may positively impact human health
4. New antibiotic could make food safer and cows healthier
5. 2 servings of salmon a week is healthy for pregnant women and their babies
6. Why getting healthy can seem worse than getting sick
7. U-M Health and Retirement Study adds genetic data to NIH database
8. Improving equine health: Research studies vaccinations to protect newborn foals
9. New UH lecture series examines impact of science on health
10. Loss of predators in Northern Hemisphere affecting ecosystem health
11. Geographic information systems demonstrate links between health and location
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/15/2014)... of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has announced the names ... prestigious Heineken Prizes (one million US dollars prize money ... their great merits to science. , This year marks ... to the Austrian-American chemist Erwin Chargaff in 1964. , ... to the following laureates: , Christopher M. ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... soon could be powering the forklifts used in warehouses ... faster refueling times than ever before, courtesy of a ... (HHC). , The goal of the project is to ... at low pressure four to five times faster than ... a competitive advantage over batteries for a big slice ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... to unravel the molecular changes that underlie one of ... When the bacterium Yersinia pestis enters the lungs, it ... fatal if untreated. The way in which Y. ... in a matter of days has largely confounded scientists, ... the presence of a protein called the plasminogen activator ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Five scientists awarded prestigious Heineken Prizes 2Low-cost, hydrogen-powered forklifts with rapid refueling, zero emissions coming soon 2Low-cost, hydrogen-powered forklifts with rapid refueling, zero emissions coming soon 3Low-cost, hydrogen-powered forklifts with rapid refueling, zero emissions coming soon 4Plague alters cell death to kill host 2
... Iceland,s Eyjafjallajoekull volcano have produced a 1600 km-wide ash ... and then south, is clearly visible in stark contrast ... May. The volcano began emitting steam and ash ... month. Renewed activity earlier this week caused some flights ...
... Assistant Professor Carla Finkielstein has been presented with a ... by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), is ... researchers and increase the recognition of minorities involved in ... in the Department of Biological Sciences in the College ...
... a leading scientist at the Office of Naval Research, discussed ... and wastewater during National Public Radio,s recent "Science Friday" segment. ... of the microbial fuel cell to power different types of ... program officer for ONR,s Naval Biosciences and Biocentric Technology Program. ...
Cached Biology News:Biologist Carla Finkielstein receives Minority Scholar Award 2ONR scientist generates 'mud power' for NPR radio audience 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... January 15, 2014 This webinar ... on nonclinical and clinical safety assessment in biosimilars. ... guide a path for biosimilar drug development, however ... of biosimilarity with regards to quality, safety and ... of biosimilar drug development and registration, development strategies ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... NC (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 ... an enhancement to its Online Web Portal for Life ... now have the ability to specify the subject matter ... nearly 50 life science sub-domains. This will help reduce ... and scientific fields, and decrease the likelihood of error. ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Doylestown, PA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 ... – 11 p.m. , Location: Warrington Country Club, 1360 ... Hepatitis B Foundation, the only national nonprofit organization solely ... improving the quality of life for those affected worldwide, ... 11 at Warrington Country Club in Warrington, Pa. ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... York, NY (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 ... initiated coverage of Alliqua, Inc. (OTCQB: ALQA). Alliqua ... and marketing proprietary products to serve the wound ... , In late 2012, Alliqua was restructured ... launched the company’s new strategy to become a ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Xtalks Life Sciences Webinar Examines Safety Assessment of Biosimilars 2DTS Improves Efficiency for Life Science Document Translations 2Hepatitis B Foundation to Host Annual Crystal Ball Gala 2EquitiesIQ Initiates Coverage of Alliqua, Inc. 2EquitiesIQ Initiates Coverage of Alliqua, Inc. 3
... Silence Therapeutics plc (AIM: SLN) ("Silence" or the "Company") ... today announces that application has been sought for 530,000 new ... admitted to trading on AIM. The new Ordinary Shares are ... Philip Haworth, former Chief Executive Officer of Silence. ...
... WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. ╨ Engineers have discovered details about ... new applications in manufacturing, diagnostics and other research., ... create features and surface textures in metals, ceramics and other ... biosensors. The lasers pulse at durations of 100 femtoseconds, or ...
... CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 19, 2011 Access Industries ... a new life sciences venture investment initiative to ... team,s experience in startup creation, technology commercialization and ... and also create de-novo spinoffs around potential high-impact ...
Cached Biology Technology:Silence Therapeutics Additional Listing 2Silence Therapeutics Additional Listing 3Research could improve laser-manufacturing technique 2Access BridgeGap Ventures to Focus on Early-Stage Therapeutic Opportunities 2Access BridgeGap Ventures to Focus on Early-Stage Therapeutic Opportunities 3
... is the universal bioinformatics software that has ... The unique modular design of BioNumerics allows ... any type of data employed for the ... DNA fingerprints, 2-D protein gels, HPLC, VNTR, ...
Request Info...
Cultrex 3D Culture Matrix Rat Collagen I....
Cultrex 3D Culture Matrix BME....
Biology Products: