Leading Scientists Add to the Growing Body of Research Linking Berry Consumption to Disease Prevention
WATSONVILLE, Calif. and CORVALLIS, Ore., June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than twenty acclaimed researchers presented the results of their latest studies on the positive effects of berries on human health at the 2009 Berry Health Benefits Symposium. Evidence continues to mount on the link between consumption of colorful berries -- such as blueberries, cranberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries -- and living a longer, healthier life.
The latest research from the world's leading scientists demonstrate the impact that berries have on health-related issues such as brain aging, cancer, cardiovascular disease and metabolism. Data suggests that berry properties like antioxidants, anthocyanins, elagitannins and polyphenols play a vital role in fighting disease.
"We continue to be encouraged by new research that confirms that the dietary intake of berry fruits has a positive and profound impact on overall health, performance and disease," said Dr. Jim Joseph, Director of the Neuroscience Laboratory, USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at
Following is a list of the studies that are now available. To review the abstracts, please visit: www.berryhealth.org
"Exploring the Biological Activity of Berry Ellagitannin Metabolites"
Francisco A. Tomas Barberan, Ph.D., University of Murcia, Spain
"Cardiovascular Actions of Procyanidin-rich Foods and Beverages"
Roger Corder, Ph.D., William Harvey Research Institute of London
"Healthy Eating: Bioavai
SOURCE California Strawberry Commission
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