Researcher: Turmeric curry might help prevent Alzheimer's, dementia

06/8/2009 | Hindu (India), The

Eating curry once or twice weekly might help prevent Alzheimer's disease and dementia, according to a U.S. psychiatrist. He said the spice contains curcumin that binds to and prevents the spread of amyloid plaques, which cause brain cells to degenerate. Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles have launched a large clinical trial to determine the effects of curcumin on amyloid plaque proteins in patients with Alzheimer's disease.

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