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Precision nutrition and the gut microbiome: the impact of blueberries

In a recent study published in the Antioxidants journal, researchers explored the impacts of precision nutrition on gut microbiome variation.

Study: Crop, Host, and Gut Microbiome Variation Influence Precision Nutrition: An Example of Blueberries. Image Credit: BukhtaYurii/Shutterstock.comStudy: Crop, Host, and Gut Microbiome Variation Influence Precision Nutrition: An Example of Blueberries. Image Credit: BukhtaYurii/Shutterstock.com

Background

Nutrition research funding is increasingly focused on precision nutrition, which has recently gained significant interest. Consuming fruits and vegetables is linked to a lower risk of developing chronic diseases such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and neurocognitive diseases.

Berry fruits, tea, and cocoa contain (poly)phenolic compounds identified as having potential health benefits among the thousands of phytochemicals studied.

Epidemiological studies have prompted more research investigating the health benefits of blueberries and blueberry-rich foods. Further research is needed to uncover the mechanisms of action behind these health benefits.

About the study

In the present study, researchers showcased the variety of polyphenol profiles found in blueberries, examined the bioavailability of anthocyanins in

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