Curcumin in curries helps the brain, says new study

A recent study has found out that the curcumin found in curries has numerous health benefits. Curcumin is usually found in turmeric powder, which is used abundantly in Indian curries. Hence, the rate of people suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia is lower in India.

The exact reasons why and how curcumin benefits the brain are not known. It is known to reduce brain inflammation, which is been linked to Alzheimer’s disease and depression. Consuming curcumin in a relatively small form will provide meaningful cognitive benefits over the years.

The research was conducted by scientists in Los Angeles. Forty participants between the ages of 50 to 90 years with mild memory loss were used for the study. The university is going to do a detailed study with more participants.

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