71. There are several "markers" of inflammation in the blood, one of the more useful being c-reactive protein. High levels of this correlate to an inflammatory state and premature aging. Diets high in flavonoids such as quercetin (in red wine) result in lower c-reactive protein levels.
72. Research out just this month demonstrates the potent anti-inflammatory capabilities of resveratrol. Scientists in Scotland gave a group of mice a potent inflammatory trigger, to mimic the effects of septic shock. A second group pre-treated with resveratrol had a much diminished response, by blocking the production of two molecules known to be particularly destructive.
73. A diet study from Chile found that adding wine produced a much greater effect at reducing inflammation than adding vegetables, though the two together was best.