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Spice for the Mind? Curry ingredient studied for potential in Alzheimer’s

Why are the rates of Alzheimer’s disease in India among the world’s lowest? It may be the curry, a food staple in India, suggest researchers. Curcumin, the yellow pigment in curry spice, will be investigated further for its potential in prevention of Alzheimer’s...

Curry Spice Cuts Cancer: Curcumin found to inhibit melanoma growth

Curcumin, the yellow pigment found in the spice turmeric and a key ingredient in yellow curry inhibits melanoma cell growth and stimulates tumour cell death, according to researchers. The new study is to be published in the August 15, 2005 issue of Cancer, a...

Alzheimer’s helped with curcumin

Preliminary research seems hopeful that a common curry spice may help decrease plaque build-up in the brain, one of the leading factors in Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s involves the accumulation of a substance called amyloid beta-peptide (Abeta), as well as...

Spice may Help Cystic Fibrosis: Turmeric component corrects gene defect

Researchers at Yale University and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto report that curcumin, a compound in the spice turmeric, corrects the defect of cystic fibrosis in mice. Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a debilitating and ultimately fatal genetic disorder. It causes...