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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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
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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