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Cognitive Improvement in Older Adults from Blueberry Consumption

In vivo studies have demonstrated blueberry (Cyanococcus spp., Ericaceae) fruit has beneficial effects on brain aging. Preclinical evidence shows that anthocyanins and other polyphenols have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and potential neurodegenerative properties which may improve brain cognition and function. The purpose of this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was to evaluate the effect of blueberry consumption on mobility and cognition in healthy older

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Systematic Review on the Use of Cranberry Products to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections in Healthy Women

In the United States, the most common urologic disease is urinary tract infection (UTI). Uncomplicated UTI in otherwise healthy individuals is more common in women than in men and is commonly treated with antibiotics. Women with recurrent UTI often receive multiple antibiotics within short periods of time, and, in some women, antibiotics are used prophylactically. This use of antibiotics increases the

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Proprietary Bilberry Fruit Extract (Mirtoselect®) May Aid in Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye is a chronic disease that can damage the eye’s surface and diminish the quality of life and work productivity. Dry eye complications include discomfort, vision changes, compromised tear film, and inflammation of the eye’s surface. Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus, Ericaceae) extract may be beneficial in promoting eye health. In a previous study, Mirtoselect® (Indena S.p.A.; Milan, Italy), a natural bilberry

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