Epidemiological Evidence Connecting Blueberries and Reduced Cardio Vascular Disease Risk

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) continues to be the leading cause of death worldwide. The primary risk factors for CVD are hyperlipidemia and hypertension (CDC 2011). Antioxidant-rich foods, such as blueberries, are high in phytochemicals such as flavonoids, polyphenols, anthocyanins and pterostilbene, are associated with a reduction in CVD risk and offer other benefits,including protection from oxidative stress and inflammation. (more…)

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