Investigation of the impact of blueberries on metabolic factors influencing health


Istek N., Gürbüz O.

JOURNAL OF FUNCTIONAL FOODS, vol.38, pp.298-307, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jff.2017.09.039
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF FUNCTIONAL FOODS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.298-307
  • Keywords: Medical nutrition therapy, Blueberry, Obesity, Insulin resistance, HDL, Metabolic factors, URINARY-TRACT-INFECTIONS, ANTIOXIDANT CAPACITY, ANTIPROLIFERATIVE ACTIVITIES, PHENOLIC-COMPOUNDS, BLOOD-PRESSURE, GRAPE EXTRACT, CANCER, MICE, ANTHOCYANINS, CELLS

Abstract

In this study, ingestion of blueberry fruit by overweight and obese individuals, who were participating in medical nutrition therapy, was investigated. The study was designed to determine the impact on body weight and metabolism (glucose, HbAlc, TSH, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, ALT, AST, uric acid, insulin, insulin resistance, hemoglobin) of obese patients over a 12 week period of time.