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Apple peel is a rich source of biological active phytochemicals such as flavonoids. The present study investigated the antihypertensive effect of flavonoid-rich Apple Peel Extract (APE) on Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats (SHR). Methodology: Three groups of animals: Con...

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Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, the number one cause of disability and death in North America. Thus, strategies (e.g. diet modification, drugs) to manage hypertension are essential. Lowbush blueberries (Vaccinium angustifolium) are rich in polyphenolic antioxidants wh...
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Previously we showed that feeding polyphenol-rich wild blueberries (BB) to hypertensive rats lowered systolic blood pressure (BP). Since probiotic bacteria produce secondary metabolites from berry polyphenols which augment the health benefits of berry consumption, we hypothesized that adding probiot...
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Oxidative stress has come to the forefront as a contributor to a number of diseases, including cancer, neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases (CVD). High-fat diets (HFD) are thought to increase LDL, which can contribute to oxidative stress by becoming oxidized in artery walls, leading to athe...
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Previously we showed that feeding polyphenol-rich wild blueberries to hypertensive rats lowered systolic blood pressure. Since probiotic bacteria produce bioactive metabolites from berry polyphenols that enhance the health benefits of berry consumption, we hypothesized that adding probiotics to a bl...
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Objective: To assess the nutritional quality of lunchtime food consumption among elementary-school children on Prince Edward Island according to the source of food consumed (home v. school). Design: Students completed a lunchtime food record during an in-class survey. Dietary adequacy was assessed b...