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Each and every month at WHFoods, we rely on hundreds of research studies to keep you up-to-date on scientific information about food, nutrition, and health. (For more information about the role of science in our website content, please see Our Approach to Science Research). Among the featured sections of our website are 100 food profiles and 31 nutrient profiles. In terms of scientific review, we make these profiles one of our website priorities. In each of these profiles, you will find a dedicated References section that contains an alphabetized list of key scientific references involving that particular food or nutrient. In order to make all of these key food and nutrient research references available to you in a single place, we created this WHFoods Reference Library. You can use the radio buttons below to start with either Foods or Nutrients. Then simply choose the specific food or nutrient of interest, and click on it to obtain an alphabetized list of key research references.

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Cranberries references

  • Anhe FF, NachbarRT, Varin TV, et al. A polyphenol-rich cranberry extract reverses insulin resistance and hepatic steatosis independently of body weight loss. Molecular Metabolism, In Press, Uncorrected Proof, Available online 18 October 2017.
  • Chen Y and Martynenko A. Storage stability of cranberry puree products processed with hydrothermodynamic (HTD) technology. WT - Food Science and Technology, Volume 79, June 2017, pages 543-553.
  • Côté J, Caillet S, Doyon G et al. Bioactive compounds in cranberries and their biological properties. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2010 Aug;50(7):666-79. 2010.
  • Déziel BA, Patel K, Neto C et al. Proanthocyanidins from the American Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) inhibit matrix metalloproteinase-2 and matrix metalloproteinase-9 activity in human prostate cancer cells via alterations in multi. J Cell Biochem. 2010 Oct 15;111(3):742-54. 2010.
  • Duffey KJ and Sutherland LA. Adult cranberry beverage consumers have healthier macronutrient intakes and measures of body composition compared to non-consumers: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2005-2008. Nutrients. 2013 Dec 4;5(12):4938-49.
  • Iswaldi I, Arraez-Roman D, Gomez-Caravaca AM, et al. Identification of polyphenols and their metabolites in human urine after cranberry-syrup consumption. Food and Chemical Toxicology, Volume 55, May 2013, pages 484-492.
  • Kowalska K and Olejnik A. Beneficial effects of cranberry in the prevention of obesity and related complications: Metabolic syndrome and diabetes — A review. Journal of Functional Foods, Volume 20, January 2016, pages 171-181.
  • Kruger MJ, Davies N, Myburgh KH, et al. Proanthocyanidins, anthocyanins and cardiovascular diseasesReview Article Food Research International, Volume 59, May 2014, pages 41-52.
  • Lu Y, Pekerti N, Toh ZS, et al. Physico-chemical parameters and proanthocyanidin profiles of cranberries cultivated in New Zealand. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, Volume 63, October 2017, pages 1-7.
  • MacDougall C, Gottschall-Pass K, Neto C et al. Dietary Whole Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) Modulates Plasma Lipid and Cytokine Profiles, and Prevents Liver Toxicity in Response to Cholesterol-Feeding in the JCR-LA-cp Corpulent Rat Model. FASEB J. 2008 22:702.6 [Meeting Abstract] . 2008.
  • MacLean MA, Matchett MD, Amoroso J et al. Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) flavonoids inhibit matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in human prostate cancer cells. FASEB J, Apr 2007; 21: A1000. 2007.
  • Milbury PE, Vita JA and Blumberg JB. Anthocyanins are bioavailable in humans following an acute dose of cranberry juice. J Nutr. 2010 Jun;140(6):1099-104. Epub 2010 Apr 7. 2010.
  • Montorsi F, Gandaglia G, Salonia A, et al. Effectiveness of a Combination of Cranberries, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, and Vitamin C for the Management of Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections in Women: Results of a Pilot Study. European Urology, Volume 70, Issue 6, December 2016, pages 912-915.
  • Nantz MP, Rowe CA, Muller CE et al. Cranberry phytochemicals modify human immune function and appear to reduce the severity of cold and flu symptoms. FASEB J, Apr 2010; 24: 326.6. 2010.
  • Olas B. The multifunctionality of berries toward blood platelets and the role of berry phenolics in cardiovascular disorders. Platelets. 2017 Sep;28(6):540-549. doi: 10.1080/09537104.2016.1235689. Epub 2016 Oct 25.
  • Oszmianski J, Kolniak-Ostek J, Lachowicz S, et al. Phytochemical Compounds and Antioxidant Activity in Different Cultivars of Cranberry (Vaccinium Macrocarpon L). J Food Sci. 2017 Oct 3. doi: 10.1111/1750-3841.13924. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Pappas E and Schaich KM. Phytochemicals of cranberries and cranberry products: characterization, potential health effects, and processing stability. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2009 Oct;49(9):741-81. 2009.
  • Presilski S, Presilska N, and Tomovska D. Effects of extraction, conventional processing and storage on natural anthocyanins. J Food Process Technol 2016, 7:2.
  • Skrovankova S, Sumczynski D, Mlcek J, et al. Bioactive Compounds and Antioxidant Activity in Different Types of Berries Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2015, 16, 24673-24706; doi:10.3390/ijms161024673.
  • Shaughnessy K, Sweeney M and Neto C. Investigation of the effects of cranberry fractions on atherosclerosis in mice. FASEB J. 2007 21:847.26 [Meeting Abstract] . 2007.
  • Uberos J, Rodriguez-Belmonte R, Rodriguez-Perez C, et al. Phenolic acid content and antiadherence activity in the urine of patients treated with cranberry syrup (Vaccinium macrocarpon) vs. trimethoprim for recurrent urinary tract infection. Journal of Functional Foods, Volume 18, Part A, October 2015, pages 608-616.
  • Vasileiou I, Katsargyris A, Theocharis S, et al. Current clinical status on the preventive effects of cranberry consumption against urinary tract infections. Nutrition Research, Volume 33, Issue 8, August 2013, pages 595-607.

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