Red Raspberry Health News

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Research studies funded by the National Processed Raspberry Council have been published and are helping us spread the word about the health-supporting qualities of red raspberries.

 

  • Scientific Study Review Reveals Health Promoting Potential of Red Raspberries

Components in red raspberries may have anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative and metabolic stabilizing activity, according to a comprehensive review of the available scientific literature published in the January issue of Advances in Nutrition. These properties shed light on the potential role of red raspberries in helping to reduce the risk of metabolically-based chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, obesity, and Alzheimer’s disease: all of which share critical metabolic, oxidative, inflammatory links. Read More Here

 

  • Recent Studies Shed Light on Compounds in Red Raspberries That May Reduce Certain Risk Factors

Red raspberries are naturally rich in polyphenols, and as a result of research recently published in Free Radical Biology and Medicine and The Journal of Functional Foods, scientists are now beginning to understand how and why these polyphenols may offer human health benefits.  According to researcher Dr. Alan Crozier, at the Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, “In order to further study the potential health benefits of red raspberry consumption, it is important to first understand how the body metabolizes raspberry polyphenols, and the mode of action of the bioactive compounds that underlie these potential protective effects. While current evidence is promising, additional long-term studies are needed to establish the role of berry polyphenols in the prevention of specific health conditions.” Read More Here