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Articles January 2014 Issue

Blueberries Found to Boost Blood-Vessel Function

Compounds in berries and other plant foods contribute to vascular health.

A pair of randomized, controlled trials—considered the “gold standard” for scientific research—have linked eating blueberries to improved blood-vessel function. Jeremy Spencer, PhD, of the University of Reading in England, and colleagues reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: “Our data suggest that consumption of blueberries at dietary intakes may have public health relevance in maintaining circulatory function.”

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