Berries

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Cardiovascular disease

  • In 2016 Scientific Reports published a meta-analysis including 22 randomized controlled trials totaling 1,251 subjects which showed that berry consumption significantly lowered LDL cholesterol, systolic blood pressure, fasting glucose, body mass index, A1C and tumor necrosis factor-α (a major pro-inflammatory cytokine).
  • In 2016 Antioxidants published a double-blind study in which 107 adults experiencing mild cognitive impairment were assigned to a placebo group or given the equivalent of 2 cups of fresh berries in powdered form daily for 180 days. Results showed that berries lowered reduced cardiovascular risk factors in men, but not in women.

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