I would look this up myself, but I don't really have the background necessary to evaluate scientific studies for myself.
My question is basically if anyone could show me some well-done studies that show a specific benefit of a specific vegetable or fruit. I want studies done on live human beings eating real food that show a specific benefit. No test tubes, petri dishes, concentrated extracts, mice, etc.
Stephan Guyenet did a blog post back in February about plant polyphenols and hormesis. He linked some well-done studies that show specific benefits of a specific food. For example, blueberries lowered blood pressure and oxidized LDL in people with metabolic syndrome. Here is the abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20660279
The researches fed realistic amounts of blueberries to live human beings and found tangible benefits. They didn't use a concentrated extract. They didn't use mice. They didn't put human cells in a test tube and expose them to specific polyphenols. This is exactly what I am looking for.
Thanks for any help!
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