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

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

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

      ScienceDaily (June 23, 2008) — 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, Drew Tortoriello, M.D., an endocrinologist and research scientist at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia University Medical Center, and his colleagues were curious what effect the herb might have on diabetic mice.

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    • Re: Common Cooking Spice Found In Curry Shows Promise In Combating Diabetes And Obesi

      The trouble with turmeric is that it is only about 5% curcumin (the active ingredient). If you were to follow the Indian example (I wish) you would eat a few grams a day(of turmeric) .. maybe .. but it would come with a lot of carbs. You can however gte curcumin supps, and as I think reducing inflammation (as low carbing does, and being selective about fat intake does), that's what I do;

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    • Re: Common Cooking Spice Found In Curry Shows Promise In Combating Diabetes And Obesi

      Good point Malcolm!

      I used to take a circumin supp back when I first went on LC in 2002. I used to get my supps mostly from 1fast (US) or golden glow but I am pretty sure the circumin came from golden glow.
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