Tumeric may help prevent dementia

Eating a curry ‘can help beat dementia’: Ingredient found in turmeric may hold key to repairing brains of people with condition

  • Aromatic turmerone encouraged brain stem cells to grow into neurons
  • So it could help develop a treatment for neurodegenerative diseases
  • But experts urge caution and say research is still at an early stage

  Lovers of spicy Indian food could be better equipped for the spice rack. ‘The death of brain cells is a key feature of Alzheimer’s, and investment in research is crucial to understand how this cell death occurs and how to intervene. ‘It takes many years for fundamental research such as this to be translated into new treatments, and for the best chance of success we need to see a range of approaches being taken.’

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