Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Turmeric helps prevent cancer

Some recent studies have pointed to turmeric, an active ingredient in curry powder, as a potent anti-cancer agent. In March 2003, the Reuters News Agency reported on a study done by Dr. Bharat B. Aggarwal of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Using human cancer cells infected with multiple myeloma, he found that the spice stopped the cancer from spreading. Other studies have reported success in slowing down the recurrence rate of breast cancer cells in mice.As always, don’t use turmeric in place of the medications your doctor wants you to take. But it can certainly be a helpful and tasty way to add a little cancer prevention to your diet.

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