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Cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease: Is THIS trendy spice really a miracle cure?
CANCER and Alzheimer’s disease are just two of the conditions it’s been claimed turmeric - a yellow spice traditionally used in curries, and in recent times lattes - can successfully treat. But there are suggestions its benefits may be unfounded. Turmeric is from the yurmeric root and is native to Southeast Asia. It has been revered in recent months for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Its hype seems to have been backed up by a cohort of studies - indeed just last week research revealed that a chemical it contains, curcumin, may be the key to a new cancer. However, there are claims that consuming the spice, used for centuries in Indian and Chinese cooking, on a regular basis may do little more than add flavour. A ground-breaking study, unveiled earlier this year, revealed that as far as current evidence stands, it doesn’t live up to the hype, and has few - if any - health benefits. The research, published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, involved a review of scientific literature on curcumin. Study authors believe the findings weren’t always translated correctly by the media, but their claims have driven turmeric to become the latest healthy buzzword. Michael Walters, co-author and research associate professor at the University of Minnesota, said: “Once something enters the popular press, it can be blown out of proportion. “These studies have become a part of folklore, and their actual results don’t really measure up to what they’re quoted as.” As well as research that had conflicts of interest - such as researchers who might benefit from sales of turmeric - they weren’t able to find any double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials, known as the gold-standard of medical research, on the spice. Despite the review’s findings, it’s easy to see why the details may have been overlooked - previous research revealed some very appealing benefits. It was found that curcumin could reduce levels of cytokines which produce inflammation and have been linked to the development of conditions such as obesity. Additionally, other studies have found curcumin is beneficial for preventing insulin resistance, improving high blood sugar and reducing the toxic effects of high blood glucose levels - meaning it could help diabetes. The same chemical was also found by - albeit mostly animal - studies to improve heart health. It’s also been claimed to be a defence against cancer. While lab and animal testing supports this, there is currently a lack of evidence in humans. According to the Alzheimer’s Society, lab-based studies have shown curcumin’s ability to break down amyloid-beta plaques, however they say there is no real evidence it can treat the disease. [...]
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Alzheimer's cure could be closer – and much tastier – than you think
It goes rather well on top of pancakes, but apparently maple syrup has hidden health benefits as well. Researchers have found that the sweet, sticky stuff can protect against brain cell damage caused by Alzheimer's disease . Apparently the food product ... [...]
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Survivor: 'Until there's a cure, mark your calendar for Mother's Day'
It has raised more than $4.5 million, enabling the hospital to provide state-of-the-art treatment and services to breast cancer patients and their families, said Dr. Jilma Patrick, a fellowship-trained surgeon at the Little Company of Mary ... [...]
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UT Southwestern research shows 98 percent cure rate for prostate cancer using SBRT
prostate cancer This news release draws from a Phasel/ll safety study of 91 patients who were given a concentrated form of higher-dose radiation known as stereotactic body radiation therapy, or SBRT, instead of typical radiation therapy for early-stage ... [...]
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Triangle Walk to Cure Arthritis highlights youth who live with the disease
She shouldn't have any trouble finishing the Triangle Walk to Cure Arthritis course on Saturday. Tess is this year's youth honoree for the event, and her family hopes her story will make more people aware that arthritis isn't a disorder that only ... [...]
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Komen Tyler Race for the Cure: Single mother shares survival story overcoming …
“Breast Cancer runs in my family, so I had started early with mammograms - both my grandmother and an aunt on my mother's side had breast cancer,” Mrs. Powell said. “I went for my yearly mammogram November of 2012, and they made me come back in ... [...]
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Race for the Cure: May 7, 2016
Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta is the local resource for women who need breast cancer screening, diagnostic and support services. Through annual events, including the Race for the Cure and Bubbles & Bling and individual contributions, Komen Atlanta ... [...]
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Komen Tyler Race for the Cure: Diagnosed with breast cancer at 36, survivor …
She credits her parents and her Suddenlink coworkers for the support she received during her breast cancer survival journey. “I had a coworker that went (to chemotherapy) with me every week, and sat with me for three to five hours, depending on how ... [...]
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Non-invasive treatment produces 98 percent prostate cancer cure rate
Traditional approaches to tackling prostate cancer are generally quite effective, with a 80 to 90 percent cure rate, but a new method, known as Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) could revolutionize the practice. The results of an extensive ... [...]
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End of prostate cancer? Almost 99 percent cure rate achieved with radiation …
graphic of how stereotactic body radiotherapy works April 18, 2016 – The first trial to publish five-year results from Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) treatment for prostate cancer found a 98.6 percent cure rate with SBRT, a noninvasive form ... [...]
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Study: SBRT has 98 percent cure rate for prostate cancer
DALLAS, April 18 (UPI) -- An alternative method of delivering radiation therapy to prostate cancer patients had a nearly 100 percent cure rate, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center say ... [...]
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British stars auction art creations in aid of breast cancer cure
The pictures available, which range from basic sketches made by less artistic stars to lovingly rendered landscapes, are being sold as part of the Art for Cure campaign and art show, which raises money to fund research into breast cancer through the ... [...]
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Lafayette woman continues to race for the cure
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A Lafayette resident is coming close to marking her 11th year as a breast cancer survivor, and she along with other survivors are doing what they can to race for a cure. Lafayette's own Carol York expressed, “When they first ... [...]
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Thousands come together for 2016 Savannah Race for the Cure
(WJCL) – More than 3,000 people came together for the 8th Annual Susan G. Komen Savannah Race for the Cure. Ellis Square was covered in pink Saturday with runners, walkers and supporters, all there to raise awareness about Breast Cancer. [...]
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PHOTOS: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
The event is about supporting those in the fight against breast cancer. Copyright 2016 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Our own Ashley Brown and Todd Connor were at the ... [...]
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Inspired by her own experience, Oklahoma breast cancer survivor walks for the cure
According to the American Cancer Society Cancer Facts & Figures 2015, an estimated 2,770 women will be diagnosed this year in Oklahoma with breast cancer, and 520 will die from the disease. Nationwide, an estimated 231,840 women will be diagnosed ... [...]
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