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Spice Up Your Health with Turmeric

Filed Under: Herbs,Supplements at 12:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak
curcuminCurcumin, the main ingredient o turmeric spice, has been shown to possess anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic properties.  Studies about curcumin supplements have been conducted for years but the results of a new research have concluded that curcumin has great potential in the treatment of cancer and management of other diseases.

The new study conducted at Baylor University Medical Center found that curcumin may improve cancer treatment, both directly with its activity against cancer cells and indirectly by sensitizing cancer cells to the effect of chemotherapy. In a cancer preventative role, this specific type of curcumin called BCM-95 was also shown to reduce cellular DNA damage that can lead to cancer. The study involved colorectal cancer cells that were treated with either 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU), a common chemotherapeutic agent used for colorectal cancer, or a combination of 5-FU and curcumin. It’s important to remember that this type of curcumin has high absorption and inclusion of turmeric essential oil, and results may not apply to other forms of curcumin.

Curcumin contains several active components that target the ten causative factors which may promote the formation of cancer cells in the body. Combating just one of these factors can already give a person great chances of preventing cancer from forming, but curcumin can combat all ten of these causative factors.

“One of the problems with chemotherapy is that cancer cells can become resistant to its effects, so higher and higher doses of the chemo must be used. This results in a great deal of damage to healthy tissue and an increase in serious adverse effects. We wanted to see how curcumin might improve chemotherapy’s ability to kill cancer cells,” said Ajay Goel, Ph.D., one of the study’s authors at Baylor Research Institute.

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