Potential health benefits of blueberries explored
- Louise Gray
- 12 May 2017
How Angus blueberries are helping fight dementia and diabetes across Scotland
Research at The Rowett Institute for Nutrition and Health in Scotland has found that drinking a concentrated berry extract could contribute to the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes. In the US, the University of Cincinatti found the fruit could help prevent Alzheimer's Disease.
The findings have encouraged the Scottish Government to fund new research at the James Hutton Institute near Dundee to develop blueberry plants tailored to the Scottish climate. Hopefully this will lead to even more berries being grown in Angus, boosting health across Scotland.