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2012-03-15 07:00:00

Turmeric the spice commonly used in Indian diets may lower blood sugar and do the heart good by lowering triglycerides levels Ranch Palos Verdes, CA (PRWEB) March 15, 2012 Research from Penn State released this week finds the spice turmeric may do the heart good by lower triglyceride and insulin levels. "Elevated triglycerides are a risk factor for heart disease," explains researcher Sheila West. Her study concluded that incorporating turmeric in an otherwise high fat meal actually lowered...

2012-03-14 07:00:00

Turmeric, the spice commonly used in Indian diets, may lower blood sugar and inflammation according to recently published studies. Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (PRWEB) March 14, 2012 Turmeric found in Diabetes Support Supplements has been long known for its role in reducing inflammation. There are 24 active National Institutes of Health studies looking at additional benefits of turmeric including the fields of cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer´s and now type 2 diabetes. A research team at...

2012-02-14 11:46:28

Curcumin, a substance extracted from turmeric, prolongs life and enhances activity of fruit flies with a nervous disorder similar to Alzheimers. The study conducted at Linköping University, indicates that it is the initial stages of fibril formation and fragments of the amyloid fibrils that are most toxic to neurons. Ina Caesar, as the lead author, has published the results of the study in the prestigious journal PLoS One. For several years curcumin has been studied as a...

2011-09-13 12:00:15

Study could have an impact in fighting head and neck cancers Curcumin, the main component in the spice turmeric, suppresses a cell signaling pathway that drives the growth of head and neck cancer, according to a pilot study using human saliva by researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. The inhibition of the cell signaling pathway also correlated with reduced expression of a number of pro-inflammatory cytokines, or signaling molecules, in the saliva that promote cancer...

2011-04-06 07:17:00

MILAN, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a new comparative absorption study[1] published in the Journal of Natural Products Meriva®, an Indena proprietary formulation of curcumin with soy lecithin, has shown a marked increase of absorption in comparison to plain curcumin. In this randomized, double-blind, crossover study, a collaboration between USANA and Indena scientists, the plasma concentration of the three curcuminoids present in commercial curcumin (curcumin,...

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2011-03-03 08:01:40

Turmeric, a bright yellow spice from south Asia belonging to the ginger family, is the main ingredient in curries "” and ancient wisdom suggests that it's also good for your health. Taking this wisdom to the laboratory, Tel Aviv University researchers have discovered that turmeric's active ingredient called curcumin amplifies the therapeutic activity of highly toxic anti-inflammatory drugs used to fight colon cancer when used at high doses. Dr. Shahar Lev-Ari of Tel Aviv University's...

2011-02-21 08:11:56

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Whether or not you're a fan of Indian, Southeast Asian or Middle Eastern food, stroke researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center say you might become fond of one of their key spices. Curcumin is the principal curcuminoid of the popular Indian spice turmeric, which is a member of the ginger family.  Turmeric is currently being investigated for possible benefits in Alzheimer's disease, cancer, arthritis, and other clinical disorders as well. In the latter half...


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  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
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