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Themed collection Berry Health Benefits Symposium

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Editorial

Symposium introduction: the eighth biennial berry health benefits symposium

Navindra P. Seeram and Britt Burton-Freeman introduce the Food & Function themed collection on the Berry Health Benefits Symposium.

Graphical abstract: Symposium introduction: the eighth biennial berry health benefits symposium
From the themed collection: Berry Health Benefits Symposium
Review Article

Effects of short-term consumption of strawberry powder on select parameters of vascular health in adolescent males

In both children and adults, dietary interventions strongly supports the concept that the regular consumption of strawberries can be associated with improvements in cardiovascular health.

Graphical abstract: Effects of short-term consumption of strawberry powder on select parameters of vascular health in adolescent males
From the themed collection: Berry Health Benefits Symposium
Review Article

Berry polyphenols metabolism and impact on human gut microbiota and health

Berries are rich in phenolic compounds such as phenolic acids, flavonols and anthocyanins.

Graphical abstract: Berry polyphenols metabolism and impact on human gut microbiota and health
From the themed collection: Berry Health Benefits Symposium
Review Article

Blueberries and cardiovascular disease prevention

Concept of how blueberries mediate vascular effects via modulation of cellular function by circulating anthocyanin metabolites.

Graphical abstract: Blueberries and cardiovascular disease prevention
From the themed collection: Berry Health Benefits Symposium
Review Article

Dietary berries, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes: an overview of human feeding trials

This review focuses on the role of dietary berries, especially the commonly consumed blueberries, cranberries and strawberries on metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes in human trials.

Graphical abstract: Dietary berries, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes: an overview of human feeding trials
From the themed collection: Berry Health Benefits Symposium
Paper

Formulation of protein–polyphenol particles for applications in food systems

Consumers are demanding healthy nutritious foods rich in protein (both plant and animal) and biologically-active phytochemicals from plants, which can help the body to sustain a stronger immune system and fight against oxidative stress.

Graphical abstract: Formulation of protein–polyphenol particles for applications in food systems
From the themed collection: Berry Health Benefits Symposium
Paper

The cognitive effects of an acute wild blueberry intervention on 7- to 10-year-olds using extended memory and executive function task batteries

In two separate experiments, children were tested on memory and executive function task batteries. Shorter memory reaction times were observed on the visuo-spatial grid task and short executive function times were observed on congruent trials of the attention network task.

Graphical abstract: The cognitive effects of an acute wild blueberry intervention on 7- to 10-year-olds using extended memory and executive function task batteries
From the themed collection: Berry Health Benefits Symposium
Paper

A new category-specific nutrient rich food (NRF9f.3) score adds flavonoids to assess nutrient density of fruit

Nutrient profiling (NP) models, intended to capture the full nutritional value of plant-based foods, ought to incorporate bioactive phytochemicals, including flavonoids, in addition to standard nutrients.

Graphical abstract: A new category-specific nutrient rich food (NRF9f.3) score adds flavonoids to assess nutrient density of fruit
From the themed collection: Berry Health Benefits Symposium
Paper

Strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa cv. Romina) methanolic extract promotes browning in 3T3-L1 cells

The conversion of white adipocytes to brown-like adipocytes by pharmacological and dietary compounds has gained attention as an effective strategy to fight obesity.

Graphical abstract: Strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa cv. Romina) methanolic extract promotes browning in 3T3-L1 cells
From the themed collection: Berry Health Benefits Symposium
Paper

Non-extractable polyphenols from cranberries: potential anti-inflammation and anti-colon-cancer agents

Both extractable and non-extractable polyphenol (NEP) rich fractions from cranberries were bioactive and the NEP-rich fraction showed promising anti-inflammation and anti-colon cancer potential.

Graphical abstract: Non-extractable polyphenols from cranberries: potential anti-inflammation and anti-colon-cancer agents
From the themed collection: Berry Health Benefits Symposium
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The effects of blueberry and strawberry serum metabolites on age-related oxidative and inflammatory signaling in vitro

Berry fruits contain a variety of bioactive polyphenolic compounds that exhibit potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities.

Graphical abstract: The effects of blueberry and strawberry serum metabolites on age-related oxidative and inflammatory signaling in vitro
From the themed collection: Berry Health Benefits Symposium
Paper

Inhibitory effects of cranberry polyphenol and volatile extracts on nitric oxide production in LPS activated RAW 264.7 macrophages

Cranberry volatiles have received little attention for health-promoting properties.

Graphical abstract: Inhibitory effects of cranberry polyphenol and volatile extracts on nitric oxide production in LPS activated RAW 264.7 macrophages
From the themed collection: Berry Health Benefits Symposium
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Isolation of strawberry anthocyanin-rich fractions and their mechanisms of action against murine breast cancer cell lines

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of strawberry anthocyanin extract treatment on two in vitro models of murine breast cancer cell lines, in an attempt to detect a specific pathway through which strawberries exert anticancer activity.

Graphical abstract: Isolation of strawberry anthocyanin-rich fractions and their mechanisms of action against murine breast cancer cell lines
From the themed collection: Berry Health Benefits Symposium
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Dietary cranberry suppressed colonic inflammation and alleviated gut microbiota dysbiosis in dextran sodium sulfate-treated mice

Oral administration of freeze-dried whole cranberry powder via diet inhibited colitis in dextran sodium sulfate-treated mice, which was associated with modification of gut microbiota.

Graphical abstract: Dietary cranberry suppressed colonic inflammation and alleviated gut microbiota dysbiosis in dextran sodium sulfate-treated mice
From the themed collection: Berry Health Benefits Symposium
Paper

Comparison of berry juice concentrates and pomaces and alternative plant proteins to produce spray dried protein–polyphenol food ingredients

Plant protein sources – buckwheat flour alone or blended with pea and rice proteins, and polyphenol sources – blueberry, cranberry and muscadine grape extracts from juice concentrates and pomaces – were complexed to obtain spray dried food ingredients.

Graphical abstract: Comparison of berry juice concentrates and pomaces and alternative plant proteins to produce spray dried protein–polyphenol food ingredients
From the themed collection: Berry Health Benefits Symposium
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About this collection

This collection, Guest Edited by Navindra Seeram and Britt Burton Freeman, features selected articles from the 8th Biennial Berry Health Benefits Symposium, held in Portland, OR, USA, May 7-9, 2019, showcasing research into how berries positively impact human health. Sessions at the symposium covered cancer, leukaemia, diabetes, gut health, metabolism, brain aging, heart health and more. New articles will be added to this collection as they are published.

Also of interest

Anthocyanins from Natural Sources: Exploiting Targeted Delivery for Improved Health

Series: Food Chemistry, Function and Analysis

Editors: Marianne Su-Ling Brooks, Giovana B Celli

Interest in anthocyanins has increased in the past few years, due to their potential health-promoting properties as dietary antioxidants. Previously they were known as an important class of natural colorant, orange-red to blue-violet, found in fruits such as berries and in vegetables. This book discusses ways of targeting the delivery of these compounds, through manipulation of exploitation mechanisms. It addresses all aspects from extraction of anthocyanins from natural sources, their health benefits and metabolism to specialized controlled release applications. It will serve as a unique reference for those specializing in the fate of anthocyanins in the body (pharmacokinetics) and the research related to controlled release systems. It will provide an insight for pharmaceutical scientists, food engineers, food scientists and those interested in human health and nutrition.

https://doi.org/10.1039/9781788012614


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