Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine whether daily consumption of wild blueberries would improve brain and cardiovascular health.
Background: Blueberries are a rich source of phytochemicals (bioactive ingredients found in plants), including anthocyanins, flavanols, and phenolic acids, all of which are strong antioxidants.
About the study: This 12-week intervention study is looking for adults who are 60-80 years old and have not been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Participants will be asked to consume either 24 g fresh wild blueberry powder or placebo for 12 weeks. Memory performance and cardiovascular risk factors will be assessed before and after the 12 weeks intervention. All supplements will be provided, and participants will be paid for their time. Participants will receive a report of 24-hour blood pressure, free of charge. More information is available, please reach out by email or phone for inquiry. Please contact 302-831-7218 or email at ChaiResearchLab@udel.edu.