A Potential Role of the Curry Spice Curcumin in Alzheimer’s Disease

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Neuroscience / StudynWorks

There is substantial in-vitro data indicating that curcumin has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-amyloid activity. In addition, studies in animal models of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) indicate a direct effect of curcumin in decreasing the amyloid pathology of AD. As the widespread use of curcumin as a food additive and relatively small short-term studies in humans suggest safety, curcumin is a promising agent in the treatment and/or prevention of AD. Nonetheless, important information regarding curcumin bioavailability, safety and tolerability, particularly in an elderly population is lacking. We are therefore performing a study of curcumin in patients with AD to gather this information in addition to data on the effect of curcumin on biomarkers of AD pathology.

Reference :
John M. Ringman et al, “A Porential Role of the Curry Spice Curcumin in Alzheimer’s Disease”, Curr Alzheimer Res. 2005 April; 2(2): 131-136

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