A recent study has found that a component found in turmeric which is used in various types of curries holds the ability to result in postponement of liver damage. According to www.reuters.com, the study was conducted by a team of Austrian scientists who performed the research on a couple of mice by feeding them curcumin. The research also resulted in reduced inflammation mainly associated with damage of liver cell, scarring and blockage.
As per www.cancer-health.info earlier researches have also established that curcumin to which turmeric owes its yellow color, possesses certain antioxidant and anti inflammatory properties that may be a great help to fight the diseases like cancer tumors. The study published in a British Journal called Gut, also proved that consumption of turmeric on a routine basis is less likely to cut down the risk of falling ill.
The group of researchers also found that curcumin component of turmeric can also delay the process of two of the progressive liver problems called primary sclerosingcholangitis and primary biliary cirrhosis. The team of scientists found that despite of the fact that the research was still in its initial stages, the anti inflammatory and anti oxidant powers of Curcumin could help treat “several different parts of the inflammatory process” and could also provide a “promising treatment in the future.”
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