Aronia Research Summary

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Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa): A Review on the Characteristic Components and Potential Health Effects

Sabine E. Kulling and Harshadai M. Rawel; Review of research on the potential health benefits of Aronia

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Reducing Cancer Risk

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Aronia’s protective role in fighting breast cancer

An extract from berries of Aronia melanocarpa modulates the generation of superoxide anion radicals in blood platelets from breast cancer patients.

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Cardiovascular Health

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Maintaining healthy blood vessels

Anthocyanin-Rich Aronox Extract from Aroniamelanocarpa E Protects against 7β-Hydroxycholesterol-Induced Apoptosis of Endothelial Cells. Zapolska-Downar D, Nowicka G, Sygitowicz G, Jarosz M. Ann Nutr Metab 2008;53:283–294 (DOI:10.1159/000191290)

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Combating Oxidative Stress

Anthocyanins – An adjunct to cardiovascular therapy? Kowalczyk E, Kipff A, Niedworok J, Kopff M, Jankowski A. Kardiol Pol, 2002 Oct;57(10):332-6

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Maintaining Healthy Cholesteral Levels

Antihyperlipidemic effect of Aronia melanocarpa fruit juice in rats fed a high-cholesterol diet. Valcheva-Kuzmanova S, Kuzmanov K, Mihova V, Krasnaliev I, Borisova P, Belcheva A. Plant Foods Hum Nutr. 2007 Mar;62(1):19-24. Epub 2006 Nov 29.

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Anti-Inflammation

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Vision Health

Anti-inflammatory effects of aronia extract on rat endotoxin-induced uveitis. Ohgami K, Illeva I, Shiratori K, Koyama Y, Jin XH, Yoshida K, Kase S, Kitaichi N, Suzuki Y, Tanaka T, Ohno S. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2005 Jan;46(1):275-81.

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