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liverock 11-11-2005 11:09 AM

UCLA Study on Turmeric/Circumin
UCLA did a research project and reported on it about 10 months ago involving Turmeric, an Indian spice.

In India AD is virtually non existent (1% of over 65year olds) and this is what prompted this research project. A compound in turmeric called circumin was tested on rats who had an injection of amyloid in their brains to mimic AD.

Circumin reduced the accumulation of beta-amyloid, the plaque that causes AD,as well as reducing inflammation in neurological tissue.

I was wondering if any body since this research came out had tried using Turmeric/Circumin and if so what where the results?


Martha H 11-12-2005 09:02 AM

Re: UCLA Study on Turmeric/Circumin
Whatever the final results, I am rushing out to get myself some turmeric to use on my food! If it has a preventive effect, I'll eat it!



liverock 11-17-2005 10:04 AM

Re: UCLA Study on Turmeric/Circumin
As a follow up to the study the UCLA researcher Dr Sally Frautscher, who headed the trial, intends to seek funding for a circumin/ibuprofen combination trial.

She also adds that rosemary(rosmarinic acid) and ginger(vanillin and zingerone) have similar structure to circumin and should be tested.

Anyone fancy a curry ?

Martha H 11-17-2005 10:26 AM

Re: UCLA Study on Turmeric/Circumin
yes, please!

angel_bear 11-17-2005 11:31 AM

Re: UCLA Study on Turmeric/Circumin
I knew I liked curry for a reason .. LOL

So now, if I start walking whilst eating a curry .. I will hopefully stave off dementia!!

Interesting picture LOL


WannaBeFreeToRoam 11-17-2005 10:59 PM

Re: UCLA Study on Turmeric/Circumin
Hi All,

What is Tumeric/Circumin? I know that it is a spice, but can it be used for other things besides curry? I hate curry!!!!! Could Circumin, be the same a cumin or cumino seed? That is a mexican spice. No? What does Tumeric taste like - besides curry and what color is it? I do not believe I have it in my spice cabinet?!

Come on, yall tell me something else that is good for me to eat (concerning Alzheimers), besides that spice!!! :> :< Uukkk!

Take care.


liverock 11-18-2005 06:19 AM

Re: UCLA Study on Turmeric/Circumin
Turmeric is a plant found in South East Asia and circumin is a powder extracted from its roots. Its the main ingredient in curry powder and gives a curry that distinctive yellow colour and woody taste.

If you dont like the taste of the spice you can buy turmeric capsules from health food shops or on the internet. Theres also recipes for other ways of including circumin in your diet on the internet.

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