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Curry Spice Could Be an Anti-Cancer Treatment: Women in India have used the spice for a variety of ailments: as

Curry Spice Could Be an Anti-Cancer Treatment: Women in India have used the spice for a variety of ailments: as

Curcumin, which is the main component in turmeric, a spice used in curry, can set off cancer-killing mechanisms in human saliva in people with head and neck cancer. According to a new study to be published on Thursday in Clinical Cancer Research , the curcumin suppresses a cell signaling pathway that promotes the growth of head and neck cancer by actually changing the molecular behavior of human saliva. The study was conducted by researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and is not the first that has been conducted about the anti-cancer properties of curcumin. A 2005 study by the senior author Dr. Marilene Wang, a professor of head and neck surgery, found that curcumin suppressed the growth of head and neck cancer, in cells and then in mouse models. (Indeed, I first heard about the spice’s potential as an anti-cancer treatment from an undergraduate who was ...

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