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Blueberries – Long-Term Health Benefits – Part I

PAN Study Telegram #6

In this series, PAN member Cirus David Henn brings you close to the latest and most interesting scientific publications in the fields of nutrition and nutritional medicine.

This week’s topic: Long term health benefits of blueberries
There is growing evidence that blueberries and their main bioactive compounds, especially anthocyanins, have beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system. So far, only short-term scientific evidence has been available, but in 2019, a group of researchers put together a 6-month, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial investigating the long-term effects of blueberries on cardiometabolic health. This is the first part of a three-part video series on their remarkable findings.

With this format, we would like to present the latest research and discuss strengths and weaknesses of various levels of evidence and the respective scientific approaches and methods. First and foremost, we are interested in sparking the scientific discussion in the field of nutrition and medicine. As this is a platform for evidence-based nutritional medicine and the respective exchange needed to advance it, we happily invite you to join the respectful and constructive conversation below the video.

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More information:

Main Study
Curtis PJ, van der Velpen V, Berends L, Jennings A, Feelisch M, Umpleby AM, et al. Blueberries improve biomarkers of cardiometabolic function in participants with metabolic syndrome—results from a 6-month, double-blind, randomized controlled trial. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2019 Jun 1;109(6):1535–45.

Blueberries and Smoking
Del Bo’ C, Porrini M, Fracassetti D, Campolo J, Klimis-Zacas D, Riso P. A single serving of blueberry (V. corymbosum) modulates peripheral arterial dysfunction induced by acute cigarette smoking in young volunteers: a randomized-controlled trial. Food Funct. 2014;5(12):3107–16.

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