Monday, May 18, 2009

Turmeric Extract Suppresses Fat Tissue Growth In Rodent Models 

Note: There are no miracle cures, but Turmeric comes close. In addition to the new and important information in this article, turmeric also is a potent and safe anti-inflamatory agent, helps prevent Alzheimer's disease and some forms of cancer. My guess is we are just scratching the surface of this and other amazing plant medicines for the prevention of serious diseases.

Turmeric Extract Suppresses Fat Tissue Growth In Rodent Models: "Curcumin, the major polyphenol found in turmeric, appears to reduce weight gain in mice and suppress the growth of fat tissue in mice and cell models. Researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University (USDA HNRCA) studied mice fed high fat diets supplemented with curcumin and cell cultures incubated with curcumin."

"Weight gain is the result of the growth and expansion of fat tissue, which cannot happen unless new blood vessels form, a process known as angiogenesis." said senior author Mohsen Meydani, DVM, PhD, director of the Vascular Biology Laboratory at the USDA HNRCA. "Based on our data, curcumin appears to suppress angiogenic activity in the fat tissue of mice fed high fat diets."

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