Study finds a compound found in turmeric could prevent the development of tumours

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Curcumin, a component in turmeric could be an effective drug for cancer therapy, according to a new study in the Nutrients journal.

The evidence suggests that the component could help reduce the inflammatory pathways that play a role in cancer development.

Researchers looked at 12,595 studies on Curcumin dating back to 1924 and found that 37% of the papers listed cancer as the major targeted disease.

Though these papers findings look positive for supporting the treatment of cancer, no major study has been carried out on humans using Curcumin.

Scientists hope this most recent study could trigger a large study on humans.

Research: mdpi.com/2072-6643/11/10/2376/htm

2 thoughts on “Study finds a compound found in turmeric could prevent the development of tumours

  1. wonderful news about tennis which I continue to play. The plus side of tennis is that you are enjoying yourself while taking exercise. And turmeric I am also a firm believer in and take daily a disgusting mixture of one teaspoonful of turmeric and one teaspoonful of cocoa powder in boiling water topped with milk and betend that it is hot chocolate. best wishes Delphie Hall

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  2. Turmeric has been used as a medicine for over 5 thousand years as part of the traditional Ayurvedic Medicine. The phytochemical called Curcumin, which is one of the main active ingredients in turmeric acts as an anti-inflammatory and studies have shown that it also has the ability to cause apoptosis of the cancer cells including the stems cells of the cancer.

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