Curry Compound May Curb Diabetes Risk: Study

Supplements containing a compound found in curry spice may help prevent diabetes in people at high risk, according to a Thai study.

Researchers, whose results were published in the journal Diabetes Care, found that over nine months, a daily dose of curcumin seemed to prevent new cases of diabetes among Continue reading

Research Suggests that a Healthy Diet May Curb Genetic Risk

Genes are known to put individuals at a higher risk of a number of conditions, like cancer and obesity. One gene in particular, known as 9p21, is thought to increase a person’s chances of developing heart disease. Continue reading

Spices May Curb Negative Effects of a Fatty Meal

Penn State researchers have made a discovery that may come as especially good news for individuals who like their food heavily spiced.

In this research, a team of scientists tested the antioxidant effects of spices like cinnamon, turmeric and pepper to see if they had any impact on how the body processes a meal that is high in fat.

“Normally, when you eat a high-fat meal, you end up with high levels of triglycerides, a type of fat, in your blood,” said lead author Sheila West. “We found that adding spices to a high-fat meal reduced triglyceride response by about 30 percent, compared to a similar meal with no spices added.”

Half of the participants  Continue reading