In mouse study, black raspberries show promise for reducing skin inflammation

Black Raspberries_460x460Eating black raspberries might reduce inflammation associated with skin allergies, a new study indicates.

In a study done with mice and published earlier this month in the journal Nutrients, researchers found that a diet high in black raspberries reduced inflammation from contact hypersensitivity – a condition that causes redness and inflammation in the skin.

 “A lot of times, treatments are directly applied to the skin – things like steroids,” said Steve Oghumu, senior author on the paper and an assistant professor of pathology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. “And it was interesting that the mere consumption of a fruit can achieve the same effects.”

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