Health knowledge made personal
Join this community!
› Share page:
Go
Search posts:

Bilberries Help to Improve GI Health

Posted Dec 02 2011 10:14pm
Posted on 2011-11-29 06:00:01 in Diet | GI-Digestive | Inflammation |
Bilberries Help to Improve GI Health

Bilberries, closely related to the North American blueberry, are rich in anthocyanins, a potent antioxidant compound. Gerhard Rogler, from University Hospital of Zurich (Switzerland), and colleagues exposed lab mice to a chemical that induced inflammation in the colon, resulting in colitis. The animals were subsequently divided into three groups: one group received a diet supplemented with 20% dried bilberries, the second group had their diet supplemented with 1% anthocyanins, and the third group was supplemented with 10% anthocyanins. The animals that consumed dried bilberries a decrease in the secretion of pro-inflammatory compounds, and showed a marked reduction in the severity of colitis. As well, the anthocyanin-supplemented groups also exhibited reduced inflammation in the intestine. Observing that: “Taken together, ingestion of dried bilberries had positive effects on various parameters,” the study authors conclude that: “Oral administration of [anthocyanins] resulted in an amelioration of acute colitis as well as chronic colitis.”

Piberger, H., Oehme, A., Hofmann, C., Dreiseitel, A., Sand, P. G., Obermeier, F., Schoelmerich, J., Schreier, P., Krammer, G., Rogler, G. “Bilberries and their anthocyanins ameliorate experimental colitis.”  Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, 55(11) 1724–1729; November 2011.



  
View Current Anti-Aging Newsletter!
Brain imaging study confirms previous research finding that providing support to a loved one confers health benefits to the giver, as well as the recipient.
Staggering health costs associated with ozone pollution, heat waves, hurricanes, infectious disease outbreaks, river flooding, and wildfires.
A diet high in fiber, but not necessarily low in saturated fat or cholesterol, associates with lower risks of heart disease and type II diabetes, in adolescents
INSERM (France) scientists devise a novel stem-cell based cellular rejuvenation technique with potential to “pave the way for regenerative medicine for aged pat
The kitchen spice rack may contain non-drug therapies for progressive neurological disorders that damage or destroy the function of neurons.
Scientists from Japan’s RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology take a major step toward generating viable, transplantable human organs.
Consuming dried bilberries reduces inflammation in the gut, and helps with inflammatory bowel disease, in a laboratory animal model.
Consuming beverages flavored with either sugar or artificial sweeteners associates with a higher risk of developing high blood pressure (hypertension).
Healthy, new heart cells regenerate after infusion of stem cells, in an animal model of chronic ischemic heart disease.
Worldwide, number of people living with diabetes is expected to rise from 366 million in 2011 to 552 million by 2030, warns the International Diabetes Federatio
A4M Las Vegas 2011 Taking place 8-10 December 2011, The Winter 2011 Session of the 19th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine features over 80 world renowned experts who present key clinical findings in human aging intervention. Physicians, scientists, health practitioners, and industry leaders are encouraged to register for this year’s must-attend premier educational program in anti-aging medicine.

» Click here for conference info
December
8–10 Stem Cell Fellowship:
Module IV
A4M Board Certification Exams offered at this venue
International Events

 
Post a comment
Write a comment:

Related Searches