According to a recent diabetes related study, a research team at Columbia University found that Asian spice Turmeric could have a major role to play in preventing the development of type 2 diabetes .
A team of endocrinologists treated mice with turmeric and found them less susceptible to type 2 diabetes. Furthermore, the team found that mice with obesity who were fed turmeric showed a reduction in inflammation of fat tissues and liver.
Turmeric is found in many curries, and is traditionally used in some countries to reduce inflammation, heal wounds and relieve pain. Dr. Tortoriello, lead researcher, reportedly commented: “It’s too early to tell whether increasing dietary curcumin [through turmeric] intake in obese people with diabetes will show a similar benefit. Although the daily intake of curcumin one might have to consume as a primary diabetes treatment is likely impractical, it is entirely possible that lower dosages of curcumin could nicely complement our traditional therapies as a natural and safe treatment.”

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