A review and critical analysis of the scientific literature related to 100% fruit juice and human health

Dianne A. Hyson

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Abstract

The association between the consumption of pure (100%) fruit juice (PFJ) and human health is uncertain. The current review summarizes data published between 1995 and 2012 related to PFJ with a focus on juices that are widely available and studied in forms representing native juice without supplemental nutrients or enhanced phytochemical content. The effects of apple, cranberry, grape, grapefruit, orange, and pomegranate PFJ intake on outcomes linked to cancer, cardiovascular disease, cognition, hypertension, inflammation, oxidation, platelet function, urinary tract infection, and vascular reactivity are reviewed. Implications for bodyweight regulation are also addressed. The collective data are provocative although challenges and unanswered questions remain. There are many plausible mechanisms by which PFJ might be protective, and investigation of its effects on human health and disease prevention must remain an active area of research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-51
Number of pages15
JournalAdvances in Nutrition
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cognitive
  • Endothelium
  • Juice
  • Lipid
  • Oxidation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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