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Biotransformed Blueberry Juice Fights Fat And Diabetes
ScienceDaily ^ | Sep. 2, 2009 | NA

Posted on 09/10/2009 9:26:35 PM PDT by neverdem

Juice extracted from North American lowbush blueberries, biotransformed with bacteria from the skin of the fruit, holds great promise as an anti-obesity and anti-diabetic agent.

The study, published in the International Journal of Obesity, was conducted by researchers from the Université de Montréal, the Institut Armand-Frappier and the Université de Moncton who tested the effects of biotransformed juices compared to regular blueberry drinks on mice.

"Results of this study clearly show that biotransformed blueberry juice has strong anti-obesity and anti-diabetic potential," says senior author Pierre S. Haddad, a pharmacology professor at the Université de Montréal's Faculty of Medicine. "Biotransformed blueberry juice may represent a novel therapeutic agent, since it decreases hyperglycemia in diabetic mice and can protect young pre-diabetic mice from developing obesity and diabetes."

The scientists tested the effect of biotransformed blueberry juice on a group of mice prone to obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes and hypertension. Incorporating biotransformed blueberry juice into the water of mice reduced their food intake and their body weight. "These mice were an excellent model that closely resembles obesity and obesity-linked type 2 diabetes in humans," says Dr. Haddad, who is also director of the CIHR Team in Aboriginal Anti-Diabetic Medicines at the Université de Montréal.

Biotransformation of the blueberry juice was achieved with a new strain of bacteria isolated from the blueberry flora, specifically called Serratia vaccinii, which increases the fruit's antioxidant effects. "The identification of the active compounds in biotransformed blueberry juice may result in the discovery of promising new antiobesity and antidiabetic molecules," says Dr. Haddad.

As for the impact of blueberry products on diabetes, says Tri Vuong, lead author and recent PhD graduate from the Université de Montréal's Department of Pharmacology: "Consumption of fermented blueberry juice gradually and significantly reduced high blood glucose levels in diabetic mice. After three days, our..."

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TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Testing
KEYWORDS: diabetes; health; medicine; obesity; serratiavaccinii; type2diabetes
The DOI at the end of the press release links the abstract.
1 posted on 09/10/2009 9:26:36 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

......this study, funded by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture......


2 posted on 09/10/2009 9:34:12 PM PDT by ditto h
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To: neverdem
"Institut Armand-Frappier and the Université de Moncton who tested the effects of biotransformed juices compared to regular blueberry drink"

Reminds me: Think I'll go frappier a blueberry drink right now!

3 posted on 09/10/2009 9:36:11 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Which was the lie, 0bummer: 47 or 30 million uninsured?)
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To: neverdem

bookmark


4 posted on 09/10/2009 9:36:34 PM PDT by top 2 toe red (O-B-A-M-A = One Big Ass Mistake, America.)
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To: austinmark; FreedomCalls; IslandJeff; JRochelle; MarMema; Txsleuth; Newtoidaho; texas booster; ...
The DOI at the end of the press release links the abstract.

FReepmail me if you want on or off the diabetes or microbiology ping list. What a name, Serratia vaccinii!

Serratia has dark history in region - Army test in 1950 may have changed microbial ecology

5 posted on 09/10/2009 9:47:49 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

Is it any blueberry juice, or is this the next acaia/mangosteen-like fad?


6 posted on 09/10/2009 9:51:40 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: neverdem

bookmark


7 posted on 09/10/2009 10:03:36 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: miele man

bookmark for my health


8 posted on 09/10/2009 10:07:25 PM PDT by miele man
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To: neverdem

I hope this includes Bob Evans blue berry pancakes. YUM


9 posted on 09/10/2009 10:08:45 PM PDT by Rannug
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To: neverdem

Are there any recommended products on the market now? I’ve got blood sugar issues so I’d sure like to try some of this.


10 posted on 09/10/2009 10:10:08 PM PDT by boycott
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To: neverdem
Hmmmm..... Bio-transformed grains and hops (that I like to call beer) were also a great boost to health in the middle ages.

I wonder what they really mean by bio-transformed blueberry juice?

11 posted on 09/10/2009 10:12:40 PM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: oneamericanvoice
Is it any blueberry juice, or is this the next acaia/mangosteen-like fad?

"Consumption of fermented blueberry juice gradually and significantly reduced high blood glucose levels in diabetic mice."

Serratia vaccinii appears necessary for changing the blueberry's biochemical properties via bacterial fermentation.

12 posted on 09/10/2009 10:26:06 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: boycott

I have no idea. This is from a press release accompanying a scientific article. Universities do it all the time.


13 posted on 09/10/2009 10:31:19 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

http://www.twolia.com/blogs/heres-looking-like-you-kid/files/2009/07/blueberry-violet.jpg


14 posted on 09/10/2009 10:31:33 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Robert357

See comment# 12.


15 posted on 09/10/2009 10:33:23 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: boycott

Me too !


16 posted on 09/10/2009 10:38:21 PM PDT by brpurcell01 (Hey, Obama, were's your birth certicate, I can show you mine in less than a minute !!)
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To: neverdem

FYI

Members of the genus Vaccinium, such as blueberry and cranberry, are known to be excellent sources of antioxidant phenolic compounds, for example anthocyanins, flavonols and phenolic acids. The fruit also provides a natural habitat for numerous microorganisms. Interaction between the fruit and the microflora might affect the antioxidant phenolic compounds. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects on phenolic content and antioxidant capacity of wild blueberry fermented by a newly identified bacterium isolated from blueberry-fruit surface microflora, Serratia vaccinii. Increase in the antioxidant capacity following fermentation of blueberries by the novel bacterium, as determined with the 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl method, was attributed not only to an increase in total phenolics, but also to a change in the phenolic profile, as demonstrated by the production of gallic acid and of a novel compound of phenolic or phenylpropanoic structure. Copyright © 2005 Society of Chemical Industry

Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
Volume 85 Issue 9, Pages 1477 - 1484


17 posted on 09/10/2009 10:39:38 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (We are an Oligarchy)
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To: neverdem

Thank you. I got that, and that it has to be the berries from the Lowland type of blueberry.

I’d sign up for a study if I knew where.


18 posted on 09/10/2009 10:43:48 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: MrEdd

Thanks for the link.


19 posted on 09/10/2009 11:23:14 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: boycott
I just stick with low-GI foods and no sugars. My goal is overall health. For others it is prevention of diabetic symptoms. It works for everyone. As for blueberries: if you like them,eat them in season; if you don't, don't. This study is hokus pokus (sp?).
20 posted on 09/10/2009 11:29:42 PM PDT by Kennard
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To: neverdem
I wonder how this would compare with blueberry juice fermented with kefir bacteria "grain," which usually is used to make a yogurt-like drink. When coconut juice is fermented with kefir grains, it is supposed to have excellent medicinal properties.
21 posted on 09/10/2009 11:35:39 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: Kennard
"I just stick with low-GI foods and no sugars."

The fermentation by the bacteria might significantly reduce the sugar. Isn't fermentation the conversion of sugar into something else (such as lactic acid or alcohols)?

22 posted on 09/10/2009 11:42:17 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: neverdem

Funky blueberry wine


23 posted on 09/11/2009 12:20:45 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Unashamed Sarah-Bot.)
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To: metmom; TigersEye

Interesting.


24 posted on 09/11/2009 12:40:56 AM PDT by pandoraou812 (elected officials should be required to pass drug, alcohol & dementia testing)
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To: pandoraou812
Blueberries with Cheereos or Total cereal every morning.
25 posted on 09/11/2009 5:07:36 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: neverdem

Naw, it’s what they believe, not what’s eatin’ them. San Fran doesn’t get off the hook that easy.


26 posted on 09/11/2009 5:44:27 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Robert357
I wonder what they really mean by bio-transformed blueberry juice?

It sounds better than:

Rotten blueberry juice
Spoiled blueberry juice
Blueberry juice gone bad
Sour blueberry juice...

27 posted on 09/11/2009 8:24:42 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 232 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: pandoraou812

That is interesting. Blueberry leaves are considered a blood sugar normalizer (ie raises it if low, lowers it if high) in herbal circles. This is similar to how wine from red grapes has a better cholesterol lowering effect than red grape juice. Something happens in the fermentation process.


28 posted on 09/11/2009 10:52:25 AM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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