IS CURCUMIN PROTECTIVE – A SPICE FOUND IN CURRIES? – (02-21-05)By
Consumption of Chemopreventive Agent Curcumin by Cancer Patients
The idea that curcumin (a spice found in curry and mustard) was protective is not a big surprise. What I found definately surprising was that, while the curcumin given to the colorectal cancer patients was found in the tumor and found to lower the amount of damage being done to the DNA, it was not seen in the bloodstream.
So, the question here is, was all the curcumin out of the bloodstream before one hour had elapsed, or did the curcumin not even get absorped effectively? I don’t have the answer, but given how frequently curcimin is put into “anti inflammatory” formulas for conditions such as joint pain it makes me wonder if the curcumin is even making it to the target tissues.
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Since acquiring a passion for how the body works in chiropractic school, I have continued to indulge this desire by reading some 120 peer reviewed medical journals per month. I’m always learning more about how to help people avoid chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, dementia, osteoporosis, obesity and cancer, and pass along this information in my blog. There are currently almost 2,000 posts cataloged on almost every health topic imaginable. Click Here for more bio information