Research conducted at Texas Woman’s University shows the potential effects that blueberries can have on the body, including cardiovascular health, metabolic syndrome and the aging process.
“I wanted to see if using blueberry polyphenols could inhibit obesity at a molecular stage,” explained Shiwani Moghe, the author of the study. Polyphenols are the main active ingredient that gives blueberries their beneficial properties. Moghe studied their effectiveness by giving varying doses of polyphenols to a laboratory mouse.
She found that those given the highest dose yielded a 73 percent decrease in the development of lipids that would lead to obesity. The lowest dose showed a 27 percent decrease, which is still a significant figure.
The study has yet to be conducted on humans, but Moghe says the next step is to figure out the appropriate dosage for humans so that they can be put to optimal use.
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Ultimate Reds from Dr. Newton’s Naturals contains nutrients from 20 different fruits and vegetables, including extract from blueberry juice. Regular use may neutralize harmful free radicals and help maintain a healthy bone structure.