Chemical Found In Curry May Help Immune System Clear Amyloid Plaques Found In Alzheimer's Disease

Tue, 03 Oct 2006 08:00 AM EST

... UCLA/VA researchers found that curcumin -- a chemical found in curry and tumeric -- may help the immune system clear the brain of amyloid beta, which form the plaques found in Alzheimer's disease. These early laboratory findings may lead to a new approach in treating Alzheimer's disease by enhancing the natural function of the immune system using curcumin, known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. ...