Turmeric Could Hold the Key to Cancer Prevention
by Rhonda K
effect. Similarly turmeric is a part of cuisine in India almost on daily basis. A
constituent circumin in the turmeric is believed to have this beneficial anti cancer
property.

Turmeric is the major ingredient in the Indian curry type food. Indians consume curry
almost on daily basis right from the age of 4 years. Circumin if one of the component
of turmeric. Circumin content is around 3.4% by weight in best quality turmerics.

Researchers at the Cork Cancer Research Center in Ireland have successfully treated
esophageal cancer cells with curcumin -- the molecule found in turmeric. The
scientists have found that circumin started to kill cancer cells within 24 hours. They
have found that the cancer cells on being treated with curcumin began to digest
themselves. Turmeric can suppress tumors and those who eat lot of curry type food
are less prone to tumors.

There are hundreds of studies and researches by various universities and laboratories
that do seem to confirm the anti cancer properties of turmeric. So next time you
come across an Indian restaurant be sure to book your table.


About The Author

Rhonda K

, .
India has one of the lowest incidence
of cancer (particularly of breast
cancer). This is despite high rates of
tobacco and arecanut consumption in
India. Moreover Alzheimer's disease
is considered very rare in India. This is
called as the Indian Paradox similar to
the popular term French Paradox.
French have very low incidence of
coronary heart disease despite
consuming a diet very rich in
saturated fats. This is mainly due to
the high consumption of red wine by
the french. A constituent of red wine,
a poly phenol known as resveratrol is
believed to cause such beneficial
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