Saturday, August 26, 2006

Curry spice inhibit Alzheimer's disease

Here is another research demonstrated that curcumin, a staple ingredient in curry, is good for the brain. Tze-Pin Ng and colleagues at the National University of Singapore have discovered that curry eating seems to boost brain power in elderly people.
Tze-Pin Ng's reports have suggested that curcumin, an antioxidant, inhibits the build-up of amyloid plaques in people with Alzheimer's. Researcher looked at the curry-eating habits of 1010 Asian people unaffected by Alzheimer's and aged between 60 and 93, and compared their performance in a standard test of cognitive function, the Mini Mental State Examination. Those people who consumed curry "occasionally" (once or more in 6 months but less than once a month) and "often" (more than once a month) had better MMSE results than those who only ate curry "never or rarely".
What is remarkable is that apparently one needs only to consume curry once in a while for the better cognitive performance to be evidenced.

6 comments:

ab said...

very interesting

sattvicwarrior said...

interesting post. can you tell the AMOUNT of curry powder? like a teaspoon or tablespoon etc?
Also most curry poweders vary in the ingredients. which powder combination of assorted spices in the CURRY powder proper would you be referring to??
thanks
:)

minotte's notes said...

that's good news because we love curry dishes!

i always enjoy your blog. thanks for the info.

Jimmy M. Espana said...

Interesting.

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Shadan said...

Cool...