|aayuARveD = SCIENCE TO PRESERVE LIFE......NOW CURRENT SCIENCE DISCOVERS aayuARveDik TRUTH ABOUT TUMERIC|
Posted by Vishva News Reporter on September 26, 2004
Against Leukemia, Alzheimer's & Other Diseases
Hinduism Today: LONDON, ENGLAND, September
The growing popularity of Indian food is evident from the increasing number
of Indian restaurants opening up across the UK. But it is not merely the lure
of the palate that ensures the success of the cuisine, now health benefits
will add to the charm of a well-cooked dish.
Scientists have found that spicy food could protect the body against damage
that leads to cancers, in particular leukemia. Most children in India grow up
with the knowledge of the benefits of tumeric,
but on Thursday, a childhood leukemia conference in London was told that the
root that gives yellow color to Indian dishes is an antioxidant which can
protect against environmental chemicals that damage DNA.
Scientists now increasingly believe that lower rates of leukemia in Asia
may be due to the difference in diet.
Tumeric is also said to slow the
rate of diseases such as Alzheimer's and
to possess anti-inflammatory properties that could help with
Speaking at the conference, Professor Moolky Nagabhushan, of Loyola
University Medical Centre in Chicago, said tumeric
blocks some of the harmful effects of cigarette smoke, protects against
chromosome damage and prevents dangerous chemicals forming after eating
It has been seen that curcumin, the
compound that gives tumeric its yellow
color, stops leukemia cells multiplying.
He said: "Our studies show that tumeric - and
curcumin - in the diet mitigate the
effects of some of these risk factors." Ken Campbell, of the Leukaemia
Research Fund, said leukemia was rare in people of Asian descent. He said:
"This suggests that lower rates of childhood leukemia in India, China and
Japan may, at least in part, be due to differences in genetically determined
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