Now, turmeric powder drug to help beat breast cancer

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 14:20
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London: Researchers have developed revolutionary new drugs from a common kitchen ingredient like tumeric to help beat breast cancer.

According to a new study at the University of Louisville, curcumin, a spice used in the preparation of tumeric powder, reduced the size of tumours in mice by a third while slowing the reproduction rate of rogue cells, the Daily Express reported.

Researchers have now packed the anti-cancer properties of curcumin in two millimetres long dissolving capsules that contain 200 milligrammes of powder.

The findings also showed that ingesting capsules resulted in significant reduction in both the tumour multiplicity and tumour volume while consuming curcumin in a diet was ineffective.

The study is published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research. 


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First Published: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 14:20

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