How Curcumin May Help Fight Cancer
Curcumin is found in the herb turmeric, which is responsible for the wonderfully spicy, earthy aroma found in Indian cuisine. Lately it’s made headlines because researchers at places like Ohio State University have discovered that curcumin:
- causes cell-death (apoptosis) in several human cancer lines
- slows angiogenesis (the growth of blood vessels which supply food to cancer tumors)
- decreases the COX-2 enzyme, which is associated with inflammation (which is linked to cancer)
- enhances the cytoxicity of chemotherapy drugs such as cisplatin, gemcitabine and capecitabine)
Curcumin is being used as the basis for the design of many new synthetic cancer drugs. At Ohio State University, over 40 different cancer therapy drugs that employ curcumin are currently in the works. Curcumin has also demonstrated many health benefits for dogs and humans who don’t have cancer.
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