Raspberries can help fight inflammatory diseases by turning off the Cox-1 and Cox-2 enzymes responsible for the body's inflammatory response. They contain Ellagic acid and Quercitin which can kill certain types of cancer cells, including colon, esophageal, liver, lung, tongue and skin cancers. In a clinical study published in 2010 in "Cancer Prevention Research," researchers found that black raspberry powder fed to mice for 12 weeks was highly effective in preventing intestinal tumors. The black raspberry powder inhibited tumor development by reducing inflammation.
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