Blackberry Flavonoid Absorption and Effects on Intestinal Bacteria

NCT ID: NCT01944579


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Purpose
Intestinal bacteria can metabolize unabsorbed polyphenols (plant compounds) to produce smaller molecules which may impact health. In addition, evidence suggests that this process may be affected by body fatness. This study aims to investigate absorption of blackberry polyphenols, their impact on intestinal bacteria, polyphenol metabolites formed by intestinal bacteria, and how these processes differ for obese and lean individuals. It is hypothesized that polyphenol absorption and metabolism will differ between obese and lean individuals and that differences in intestinal microbiota may play a role.
Details
Conditions
Metabolic Syndrome
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Source
USDA Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center
Sponsors
Janet Novotny, National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Status
Completed
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Last Updated
20 Jul 2014
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Locations
United States