Bilberries reduce low-grade inflammation in individuals with features of metabolic syndrome.

Marjukka Kolehmainen, Otto Mykkänen, Pirkka V Kirjavainen, Tiina Leppänen, Eeva Moilanen, Michiel Adriaens, David E Laaksonen, Maarit Hallikainen, Riitta Puupponen-Pimiä, Leena Pulkkinen, Hannu Mykkänen, Helena Gylling, Kaisa Poutanen, Riitta Törrönen

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Abstract

Low-grade inflammation is a hallmark of cardiometabolic risk. Bilberries (Vaccinium myrtillus) are rich in polyphenols with potential anti-inflammatory properties. We studied the impact of bilberries on inflammation and gene expression profile in peripheral blood mononuclear cells in subjects with metabolic syndrome.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1501-1510
Number of pages10
JournalMolecular Nutrition & Food Research
Volume56
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Kolehmainen, M., Mykkänen, O., Kirjavainen, P. V., Leppänen, T., Moilanen, E., Adriaens, M., Laaksonen, D. E., Hallikainen, M., Puupponen-Pimiä, R., Pulkkinen, L., Mykkänen, H., Gylling, H., Poutanen, K., & Törrönen, R. (2012). Bilberries reduce low-grade inflammation in individuals with features of metabolic syndrome. Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, 56(10), 1501-1510. https://doi.org/10.1002/mnfr.201200195