Anticancer. Anti-inflammatory. Raspberries contain ellagic acid, which has been well studied and is associated with potentially inhibiting cancers of the skin, lung, liver, esophagus, and also with destroying the human papilloma virus (HPV) responsible for cervical cancer. An emerging area of study involves resveratrol, which is present in raspberries and abundant in red wine, cocoa powder, and, surprisingly, peanuts. In vitro studies have shown that resveratrol may help slow the development of early Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. There are also theories, at this point far from proven, that resveratrol could delay normal cell death, perhaps slowing the aging process.