June 25, 2019

Curcumin Could Help Combat Stomach Cancer

Research reported in Epigenomics reveals a potential role for curcumin and other natural compounds in the prevention or treatment of stomach cancer. “Here, we review the recent findings on histone acetylation in gastric cancer and discuss the effects of nutrients and bioactive compounds on histone acetylation and their potential role in the prevention and treatment of this type of cancer,” write Danielle Queiroz Calcagno of the Federal University of Pará and colleagues Histones are proteins that exist in the cells’ nuclei which organize DNA into structural units known as nucleosomes. A nucleosome is made of DNA coiled around the histones, which compact the […]
January 8, 2019

Curcumin Could Improve Exercise Tolerance

In an article published on November 21, 2018 in the Journal of Applied Physiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center researchers reported the outcome of a study which suggests that curcumin, a compound occurring in the spice turmeric, could help heart failure patients with exercise intolerance. “We hypothesized that reduced expression of nuclear factor E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) in skeletal muscle contributes to impaired exercise performance,” explain Ahmed M. Wafi and colleagues. “We further hypothesized that curcumin, a Nrf2 activator, would preserve or increase exercise capacity in heart failure.” “Although curcumin has been evaluated in several clinical trials for multiple diseases, its therapeutic potential […]
May 2, 2017

Understanding Curcumin’s Health-Boosting Benefits

For over 4,000 years, Ayurvedic healers have turned to turmeric—a bright orange root
December 7, 2015

Curcumin May Fight Melanoma

Melanoma is one of the fastest growing cancers in the world. Globally, in 2012, it affected a staggering 232,000 people and resulted in 55,000 deaths. Interestingly enough, curcumin, from the spice turmeric, may actually help to treat this deadly disease, according to research. In fact, a new study out of Brazil shows curcumin alone or in combination with another drug may help to stop the progression of the disease. The results were published in the journal, PLoS One. Curcumin Reduced Tumor Size and Increased Survival Melanoma is showing resistance to commonly used chemotherapy, leading scientists to look for alternatives. To […]