Inflammation has been shown to play a critical role in hardening of the arteries and many chronic
diseases like heart disease, arthritis, and diabetes. Dietary flavonoids have been shown to
Purple grape juice is a rich source of dietary flavonoids. This study examined the effects of purple grape juice
(about 2 cups/day) for 8 weeks on inflammatory markers in a group of smokers. The results indicated that the blood
of subjects supplemented with
purple grape juice
had greater flavonoids and this was associated with reduced
levels of some inflammatory markers.
Deal S, et al. Effect of purple grape juice ingestion on inflammatory markers in smokers.
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, Washington D.C., April, 2004. Abstract #362.7.