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Curry Kills Cancer Cells

Discussion in 'Health Care & Wellness' started by LadyDeath, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. LadyDeath

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    Scientists have found a very unusual potential cancer-fighting technique: nanoparticles that carry curry into cancer cells. Specifically the particles were filled with curcumin, a compound found in curry.



    We already knew that Curry/curcumin works as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. has shown that when curcumin is absorbed by tumor cells, it stops the cell's growth cycle eventually killing the cell. The trick is getting the curcumin into the cancerous cells.


    Curcumin does not easily dissolve in water, so cells are unlikely to absorb the compound on their own. That's why simply eating lots of curry won't fight cancer. So the researchers packed the curcumin into tiny fat blobs called emulsomes. Emulsomes have a solid core of fat surrounded by a lipid layer that cells absorb easily.


    The CurcuEmulsomes gradually releases the curcumin in the cells. This is advantageous because the curcumin isn't used up all at once; the cancerous cells have more time to absorb the curcumin, making it better able to kill more cells over time. That's better than giving the full dose all at once, which would give the cells time to recover before the next treatment.

    The researchers now have to target the CurcuEmulsomes to cancerous cells inside the human body. In the meantime the research is a big step forward in the development of ways to administer other drugs that don't dissolve easily in water and which cells are unlikely to absorb.

    Doing this research on curry has been a real eye opener. I would love to read more advancements on this research. Nice to know that something we eat very often is cancer fighting
     
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