Britt M. Burton-Freeman, Ph.D.

Britt Burton-Freeman

Position Title
Research Associate

  • B.S., Dietetics; Minor, Chemistry, California State University, Chico, Chico, California
  • M.S., Nutrition, University of California, Davis, Davis, California
  • Ph.D., Nutrition, University of California, Davis, Davis, California
Research Interests

Dr. Burton-Freeman's research follows two main themes: 1) Appetite and obesity management and, 2) Vascular disease. Research emphasizes the effects of bioactive food components on mechanistic and behavioral processes of food intake and body weight regulation.

Selected Publications

Park E, Edirisinghe I, Inui T, Kergoat S, Kelley M, Burton-Freeman B. Short-term effects of chewing gum on satiety and afternoon snack intake in healthy weight and obese women. Physiol Behav. 2016 May 15;159:64-71. [PubMed]

Park E, Edirisinghe I, Wei H, Vijayakumar LP, Banaszewski K, Cappozzo JC, Burton-Freeman B. A dose-response evaluation of freeze-dried strawberries independent of fiber content on metabolic indices in abdominally obese individuals with insulin-resistance in a randomized, single-blinded, diet-controlled crossover trial. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2016 Feb 4. doi: 10.1002/mnfr.201500845. [PubMed]

Burton-Freeman BM, Sandhu AK, Edirisinghe I. Red Raspberries and Their Bioactive Polyphenols: Cardiometabolic and Neuronal Health Links. Adv Nutr. 2016 Jan 15;7(1):44-65. [PubMed]

Park E, Edirisinghe I, Choy YY, Waterhouse A, Burton-Freeman B.  Effects of grape seed extract beverage on blood pressure and metabolic indices in individuals with pre-hypertension: a randomised, double-blinded, two-arm, parallel, placebo-controlled trial. Br J Nutr. 2015 Nov 16:1-13.   [PubMed]

Reverri EJ, Randolph JM, Steinberg FM, Kappagoda CT, Edirisinghe I, Burton-Freeman BM. Black Beans, Fiber, and Antioxidant Capacity Pilot Study: Examination of Whole Foods vs. Functional Components on Postprandial Metabolic, Oxidative Stress, and Inflammation in Adults with Metabolic Syndrome. Nutrients 2015;7(8):6139-54. [PubMed]

Miquel-Kergoat S, Azais-Braesco V, Burton-Freeman B, Hetherington MM. Effects of chewing on appetite, food intake and gut hormones: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Physiol Behav 2015;151:88-96. [PubMed]

Joseph SV, Edirisinghe I, Burton-Freeman BM. Fruit polyphenols: A review of anti-inflammatory effects in humans. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr 2015:0. [PubMed]

J EJ, Jackson LS, Chang C, Edirisinghe I, Burton-Freeman B. Letter to the Editor-in-Chief of Food Chemistry. Food Chem 2015;176:504. [PubMed]

Alexander N, Rowe S, Brackett RE, Burton-Freeman B, Hentges EJ, Kretser A, Klurfeld DM, Meyers LD, Mukherjea R, Ohlhorst S. Achieving a transparent, actionable framework for public-private partnerships for food and nutrition research. Am J Clin Nutr 2015;101(6):1359-63. [PubMed]

Tulio AZ, Jr., Jablonski JE, Jackson LS, Chang C, Edirisinghe I, Burton-Freeman B. Phenolic composition, antioxidant properties, and endothelial cell function of red and white cranberry fruits. Food Chem 2014;157:540-52. [PubMed]

Tadapaneni RK, Daryaei H, Krishnamurthy K, Edirisinghe I, Burton-Freeman BM. High-pressure processing of berry and other fruit products: implications for bioactive compounds and food safety. J Agric Food Chem 2014;62(18):3877-85. [PubMed]

Randolph JM, Edirisinghe I, Masoni AM, Kappagoda T, Burton-Freeman B. Potatoes, glycemic index, and weight loss in free-living individuals: practical implications. J Am Coll Nutr 2014;33(5):375-84. [PubMed]

Joseph SV, Edirisinghe I, Burton-Freeman BM. Berries: anti-inflammatory effects in humans. J Agric Food Chem 2014;62(18):3886-903. [PubMed]

Burton-Freeman B, Sesso HD. Whole food versus supplement: comparing the clinical evidence of tomato intake and lycopene supplementation on cardiovascular risk factors. Adv Nutr 2014;5(5):457-85. [PubMed]

Tulio AZ, Jr., Chang C, Edirisinghe I, White KD, Jablonski JE, Banaszewski K, Kangath A, Tadapaneni RK, Burton-Freeman B, Jackson LS. Berry fruits modulated endothelial cell migration and angiogenesis via phosphoinositide-3 kinase/protein kinase B pathway in vitro in endothelial cells. J Agric Food Chem 2012;60(23):5803-12. [PubMed]

Tadapaneni RK, Banaszewski K, Patazca E, Edirisinghe I, Cappozzo J, Jackson L, Burton-Freeman B. Effect of high-pressure processing and milk on the anthocyanin composition and antioxidant capacity of strawberry-based beverages. J Agric Food Chem 2012;60(23):5795-802. [PubMed]

Burton-Freeman B, Talbot J, Park E, Krishnankutty S, Edirisinghe I. Protective activity of processed tomato products on postprandial oxidation and inflammation: a clinical trial in healthy weight men and women. Mol Nutr Food Res 2012;56(4):622-31. [PubMed]

Edirisinghe I, Banaszewski K, Cappozzo J, McCarthy D, Burton-Freeman BM. Effect of Blackcurrant Anthocyanins on the Activation of eNOS in-vitro in Human Endothelial Cells. J Agric Food Chem. 2011 Aug 24;59(16):8616-24. [PubMed]

Edirisinghe I, Banaszewski K, Cappozzo J, Sandhya K, Ellis CL, Tadapaneni R, Kappagoda CT, Burton-Freeman BM. Strawberry anthocyanin and its association with postprandial inflammation and insulin. Br J Nutr. 2011;Sep;106(6):913-22. [PubMed]

Ellis CL, Edirisinghe I, Kappagoda T, Burton-Freeman, B. Attenuation of meal-induced inflammatory and thrombotic responses in overweight men and women after 6-week daily strawberry (Fragaria) intake: A randomized placebo-controlled trial.  J Atheroscler Thromb. 2011;Apr 27;18(4):318-27. [PubMed]

Burton-Freeman B. and Reimers K. Tomato Consumption and Health: Emerging Benefits. Am J Lifestyle Medicine. 2010 Nov 19, doi:10.1177/1559827610387488

Burton-Freeman B, Edirisinghe I, Cappozzo J, Banaszewski K, Cao Y, Giordano R, Kappagoda T, Kris-Etherton P. Processed tomato products and risk factors for chronic disease. Acta Hortic. In Press

Burton-Freeman B. Postprandial metabolic events and fruit derived phenolics: A review of the science. Br. J. Nutr. 2010 Oct;104 Suppl 3:S1-14. Review [PubMed]

Burton-Freeman B, Linares A, Hyson D, Kappagoda CT. Strawberry modulates LDL oxidation and postprandial lipemia in response to high fat meal in overweight hyperlipidemic men and women. J Am Coll Nutr. 2010 29(1):46-54. [PubMed]

Lewis K and Burton-Freeman B. The role of innovation and technology in meeting individual nutritional needs. J. Nutr. 2010 Feb;140(2):426S-36S

Burton-Freeman B.  Health Promoting Foods: Researching the processed tomato. Acta Horticulturae (ISHS) 2009 823:165-168.

Burton-Freeman B and Keim, N. Glycemic index, cholecystokinin (CCK), satiety and disinhibition: Is there an unappreciated paradox for overweight women?  Int J Obes (Lond). 2008 Nov;32(11):1647-54. [PubMed]

Jenkins DA, Nguyen T, Kendall CWC, Faulkner DA, Bashyam B,  Kim IJ, Ireland C, Patel D, Vidgen E, Josse AR, Sesso HD, Burton-Freeman B, Josse RG, Leiter LA, Singer W. The Effect of Strawberries in a Cholesterol-Lowering Dietary Portfolio. Metabolism 2008 57 (12): 1636-1644. [PubMed]

Edirisinghe I,  Burton-Freeman B, Kappagoda, C. Effect of strawberry extract on endothelium dependent relaxation. J Agric Food Chem. 2008 Oct 22;56(20):9383-90 [PubMed]

Edirisinghe I, Burton-Freeman B, Kappagoda T. The mechanism of the endothelium dependent relaxation evoked by a grape seed extract. Clin Sci (Lond). 2008 Feb;114(4):331-7. [PubMed]

Burton-Freeman B. Glycomacropeptide (GMP) is not critical to whey-induced satiety, but may have a unique role in energy regulation through cholecystokinin (CCK). Physiology and Behavior. 2008 Jan 28;93(1-2):379-87. [PubMed]

Burton-Freeman B. Sex and cognitive dietary restraint influence cholecystokinin release and satiety in response to preloads varying in fatty acid composition and content. J. Nutr. 135(6): 1407-1414. 2005. [PubMed]

Burton-Freeman B, Davis P, Schneeman B. The interaction of fat availability and sex in mixed-food meals on postprandial satiety. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 80(5): 1207-1215. 2004. [PubMed]

Schneeman B, Burton-Freeman B, Davis P. Incorporating dairy foods into low and high fat diets increases postprandial cholecystokinin response in men and women J. Nutr. 133(12): 4124-4128. 2003. [PubMed]

Burton-Freeman B, Davis P, Schneeman B. Plasma Cholecystokinin is associated with subjective measures of satiety in women. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 76 (3): 659-667. 2002. [PubMed]

Burton-Freeman B. Dietary Fiber and Energy Regulation. J. Nutr. 130: 272s-275s. 2000. [PubMed]

Burton-Freeman B, Gietzen D, Schneeman B. The role of cholecystokinin (CCK) and serotonin (5-HT3) receptors in the regulation of fat-induced satiety. Am. J. Physiol. 276: R429-R434. 1999. [PubMed]

Burton-Freeman B, Gietzen D, Schneeman B. Meal pattern analysis to investigate the satiating potential of fat, carbohydrate and protein infused into the duodenum of real feeding rats. Am. J. Physiol. 273: R1916-1922. 1997. [PubMed]

Burton-Freeman B, Schneeman B.  Lipid infused into the duodenum of rats at varying rates influences food intake and body weight gain. J. Nutr. 126: 2934-2939, 1996. [PubMed]