Professor Murali Doraiswamy, of Duke University in North Carolina, said there was evidence that people who eat a curry meal two or three times a week have a lower risk of dementia.Read the full story.
Professor Doraiswamy told the annual meeting of the Royal College of Psychiatrists': "There is very solid evidence that curcumin binds to plaques, and basic research on animals engineered to produce human amyloid plaques has shown benefits."
"If you have a good diet and take plenty of exercise, eating curry regularly could help prevent dementia."
Dr Susanne Sorensen, of the Alzheimer's Society, said: "Indian communities that regularly eat curcumin have a surprisingly low incidence of Alzheimer's disease but we don't yet know why."
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
BBC: Weekly curry 'may fight dementia'
Turmeric is widely used in Indian cooking and for pain management in home remedies. The Western medical community has taken notice.