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Flavonoids show benefits against flu infections especially when a specific gut bacterium is present

Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis have concluded from an animal study published in Science, that a specific microbe found in the gut may protect consumers of flavonoid-rich foods against flus. The protection from flu was found to be the result of a metabolite produced in …

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Twins study: Higher flavonoid intake associated with lower weight gain in women.

Results from a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition(Jennings et al 2017), which looked at the associations between flavonoid intakes and fat mass in the body, suggests that regular intake of flavonoids, like anthocyanins, flavan-3-ols, flavonols, and proanthocyanidins, is associated with lower fat mass, independent of …


European Black Elderberry benefits athletic performance through significant nitric oxide production

The physiological activity of nitric oxide, including the relaxation of smooth muscles, dilation of blood vessels, lowering of blood pressure and improved blood flow is very well established in sports medicine. Beetroot has enjoyed a dramatic rise to fame in the sports sector due to its nitrate content which increases …

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Top 5 Recent Studies and Reviews on Berries and Flavonoids

Need another pair of eyes to find the most recent studies and reviews on berries and flavonoids? The Berry Room will highlight newly published research. You are also invited to send reviews of new studies for our product development readers. Here are my top 5 picks for the most interesting …