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Curry kills cancer....well tumeric. Have you had your curry today?

Scientists say curry compound kills cancer cells
Wed Oct 28, 6:35 am ET
LONDON (Reuters) – A molecule found in a curry ingredient can kill esophageal cancer cells in the laboratory, suggesting it might be developed as an anti-cancer treatment, scientists said on Wednesday.

Researchers at the Cork Cancer Research Center in Ireland treated esophageal cancer cells with curcumin -- a chemical found in the spice turmeric, which gives curries a distinctive yellow color -- and found it started to kill cancer cells within 24 hours.

The cells also began to digest themselves, they said in a study published in the British Journal of Cancer.

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:16 PM on Oct. 28, 2009 in Health

Answers (5)
  • sure sure it does. that's why nobody in India has cancer right?

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:34 PM on Oct. 28, 2009

  • Actually they do have a lower rate of cancer in India.But they are going up due to the adoption of western styles of eating. Do your research before you want to post disparaging comments. You just look ignorant.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:45 PM on Oct. 28, 2009

  • whatever. quit believing everything you read. you look gullible.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:52 PM on Oct. 28, 2009

  • I believe you....

     I have read about this before. Funny that people just choose not to believe science. Factual evidence doesn't lie. Quit denouncing everything until you do some research to prove it's not true.


    Answer by samurai_chica at 1:57 PM on Oct. 28, 2009

  • I love love love curry!  Finally a beneficial food that this picky eater will eat.



    Answer by beeky at 4:08 PM on Oct. 28, 2009

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