Hot on the heels of the recent claims that eating a curry can help you lose weight (see Lose Weight Eating Curry) comes a theory that eating curry can help prevent Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
This theory was presented at the AGM of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Some UK experts are sceptical about the claim that highlights another health issue that may be treatable with curcumin, which is in turmeric (an often used ingredient in curries).
Professor Doraiswamy, who presented the theory, speculated that a curry pill might be developed from this research.
The premise that eating curries to treat Alzheimer’s and Dementia may be hard to swallow because an awful lot of curry would need to be eaten to provide the same amount of curcumin that was used in the research.
Even so, I think that I would prefer to eat great curries than to pop a pill.
You can ready the story on the BBC news website.