MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas praises curcumin for cancer patients

CANCERactive has covered turmeric, (curcuma longa) extensively on its web site.
We are certainly not alone in our views on this antioxidant and powerful anti-inflammatory agent.
Professor Bharat Aggarwal Ph. D. in MD Anderson’s Department of Therapeutics has conducted a large number of studies, for example showing that in pancreatic cancer with patients having no chemotherapy, it reduced tumour size on its own. He believes it is effective against many types of cancer because it suppresses angiogenesis (the growth of blood vessels essential to a tumour).
Indeed he goes further: "No cancer has been found, to my knowledge, which is not affected by curcumin," Aggarwal says. "The reason curcumin is so effective against cancer is that it hits not just a single target or cell signalling pathway but dozens of targets implicated in cancer."
(Ed: No doubt our UK Oncologists will be suggesting you take it sometime soon.)
Curcumin also plays a part in a healthy liver:
Curcumin is known to stop inflammation, a precursor to cancer. And it has been shown to play a part in glucose metabolism high blood glucose is linked to cancer risk.
And now researchers from Saint Louis University have concluded that curcumin can help fight liver fibrosis and cirrhosis of the liver by switching off a protein called Leptin. This can help prevent liver disease. Curcumin has also been shown to help detoxify the liver, and so is a useful helper in integrative cancer treatment programmes.

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