Friday, May 4, 2018

Another Reason to Use Curcumin (Tumeric)?

Curcumin is a component of tumeric and there  have been previous studies showing anti-cancer properties of this naturally occurring substance.

Before I go into the results, please note that this study was conducted on cell cultures. This means that research has not progressed to human clinical studies.

Researchers in this study show how curcumin aids in inhibiting certain pathways to cancer cell growth. Using 20 ┬Ám of curcumin inhibited a protein that triggers a key signaling factor. This signaling factor enables the cancer cell to grow and to undergo certain transitions that enable it to metastasize.

The study authors used curcumin as a single agent and in conjunction with doxorubicin (DOX). DOX is used to treat recurrent ovarian cancer. Interestingly, when used in combination, DOX actually enhanced the effectiveness of curcumin in inhibiting specific proteins and pathways implicated in ovarian cancer cell growth and metastasis.

To read this article, follow this link.

As always, your thoughts and comments are welcomed!

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