Over the last few years, we’ve often written about the amazing health properties of curcumin. Amongst other diseases and ailments, curcumin helps fight Alzheimer’s, dememtia, inflammation, liver damage, arthritis and several types of cancer. Curcumin is a compound in turmeric, a common curry ingredient.
So it really comes as no surprise to read that curcumin is again leading the way in fighting another disease. And this time it is type 2 diabetes that is being prevented by curcumin.
A study in Thailand has been published in the “Diabetes Care” journal where it is claimed that curcumin prevents new cases of diabetes amongst people with prediabetes. Prediabetes is where there is high blood sugar that may become type 2 diabetes.
It seems that it is a bit early to say that curcumin definitely prevents type 2 diabetes and at least one health professional has implied that it would be better for people to change their lifestyles by cutting back on calorie intake and taking more exercise. Doing this would also prevent type 2 diabetes from developing in these people who have prediabetes.
As well as cutting back on calorie intake and increasing exercise levels, maybe eating more curries would help you get healthier? It will definitely be tastier than eating curcumin supplements.
You can read more about this latest piece of research here.