Polyphenols Archive

OregonState.edu – EGCG – a beneficial compound found in green tea – has a powerful ability to increase the number of “regulatory T cells” that play a key role in immune function and suppression of autoimmune disease, according to new research in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University. This may be one of […]

USDA.gov – Laboratory hamsters that were fed rations spiked with blueberry peels and other blueberry-juice-processing leftovers had better cholesterol health than hamsters whose rations weren’t enhanced with blueberries. That’s according to a study led by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) chemist Wallace H. Yokoyama. Yokoyama pointed out that further research is needed to confirm whether […]

ACS.org – The first analysis of the healthful antioxidant content of neo-tropical wild blueberries that grow in Mexico, Central and South America concludes that some of these fruits have even more healthful antioxidants than the blueberries – already renowned as “super fruits” – sold throughout the United States. These extreme super fruits could provide even […]

Does tea impart honest-to-goodness health benefits? In other words, is the persistence of tea in the human diet coincident with enhanced quality (or quantity) of life? Dr. Chwan-Li (Leslie) Shen, an associate professor and a researcher at the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, is convinced […]

The benefits of blueberry consumption have been demonstrated in several nutrition studies, more specifically the cardio-protective benefits derived from their high polyphenol content. Blueberries have shown potential to have a positive effect on everything from aging to metabolic syndrome. Recently, a researcher from Texas Woman’s University (TWU) in Denton, TX, examined whether blueberries could play […]

ACS.org – Scientists are reporting the first evidence that consumption of natural polyphenols extracted from Fuji red apples extends the average lifespan of test animals, and does so by 10 percent. The new results, obtained with fruit flies – stand-ins for humans in hundreds of research projects each year – bolster similar findings on apple […]