the power of curry

Ah, the benefits of Indian cooking. A study in the November issue of Arthiritis & Rheumatism suggests that turmeric, a component of curry spice, almost completely prevented joint swelling in rats with arthiritis. Other studies have suggested that the spice could protect against diseases such as heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer's: Tasty curry might have a fringe benefit.

Rates of Alzheimer's in India are about four times lower than in the United States. Studies suggest that curry contains a powerful substance that might protect the brain from damage that leads to Alzheimer's. Evidence is far from conclusive... but heck, it's definitely a good excuse to eat some more curry. More here: Curry could cure Alzheimer's.

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