Thursday, September 30, 2004

Turmeric - The spice of life?

Turmeric may cut leukemia risk. Lower rates of childhood leukemia in Asian countries could be due to wide use of turmeric, researchers suggest. A team from Loyola University Medical Centre in Chicago said the spice, often used in Asian cooking, may have a protective effect against the cancer. Their research was presented to the 'Children with Leukemia' conference in London.

However, UK leukemia experts said other reasons, such as genetics, could be behind lower incident rates in Asia.

Source BBC News


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