Curry and Alzheimer’s

Posted: June 13, 2008 in Nutrition Tidbits
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A study in the J. of Epidemiology (2006) reports that eating curry occasionally can

 significantly decrease your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers

 looked at 1,010 Asian people aged 60-93. They divided them into 3 categories;

 never, occasionally and often or very often eat curry. They then gave them a test

 that measured mental capacity, the MMSE. People who occasionally or often ate

curry scored the best. Curcumin, a component of the spice turmeric, has been shown

 to be a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory substance. Studies have shown

 that it can reduce inflammatory Beta-amyloid in the brain. Beta-amyloid as a

substance that tangles the brain tissue and has been found, in highly concentrated

amounts in the brains of Alzheimer patients.

Get Strong! Stay Strong!

Chris

 

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Comments
  1. Larry says:

    That’s good news for me! I love curry!

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