Common Cooking Spice Found In Curry Shows Promise In Combating Diabetes And Obesity

Monday, June 23, 2008 - 11:28 in Health & Medicine

Turmeric, an Asian spice found in many curries, has a long history of use in reducing inflammation, healing wounds and relieving pain, but can it prevent diabetes? Since inflammation plays a big role in many diseases and is believed to be involved in onset of both obesity and Type 2 diabetes, endocrinologists were curious what effect the herb might have on diabetic mice. The spice has now been shown to reverse inflammation associated with obesity and improve blood sugar control.

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