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Who Knew? Eating Asian Food May Protect From Brain Damage

December 30, 2010 by  

Who knew? Eating Asian food may protect from brain damageResearchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies managed to create a derivative of the curry spice turmeric that may benefit individuals who have suffered stroke or traumatic brain injury (TBI).

The scientists are basing their conclusions on experiments in animal models, which showed that mice that had suffered brain damage similar to one experienced by stroke victims showed significant improvements in their cognitive function after their diet was enriched with the turmeric-derived compound.

The discovery may benefit may individuals, including Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans, as TBI is the leading cause of death and disability in Americans younger than 45 years of age. As far as stroke is concerned, there are no clinically reliable treatments at the moment.

"Existing drug therapies for complex neurological conditions target only one aspect of the condition, while in fact many different factors contribute to the pathology," said one of the researchers involved, David R. Schubert, Ph.D.

He added that the work conducted in his lab has the potential to make a difference in the discovery of effective therapies in the future.

Turmeric is a herb native to tropical South Asia, and is frequently used in Indian, Malay, Thai and Persian dishes.

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  • Joyce from Loris

    Send some Asian food to the White House

    • Dan az

      And force it on the liberals maybe it will help!

    • http://www.gersonmedia.com John Smith

      And let them wash it down with floridated water!

  • http://WhoKnew?EatingAsianFoodMayProtectFromBrainDamage ValDM

    Turmeric has been tested quite extensively by natural health practitioners for people suffering from many kinds of inflamation. In order for it to be utilized as an anti-inflamatory, you need to take more than 1200mgs/day. I’ve been taking turmeric for more than 2 years and can definitely tell the difference.

    • Mort

      I am very interested. Are these turmeric pills available at Health Food sections of Groc Stores? I shop Fred Meyer/Kroger and they have an extensive Natural Food section. Have had brain tumor surgery ( benign) but do have some concentration and focus problems so I am willing to try most anything. thank you.

  • Vijay R Asrani

    All Indian spices which are used regularly in routine cooking have extensive medicinal benefits. The spices are turmeric, Green Chilly, Ginger, Garlic, Corriander leaves, Methi seeds, Aoesofatida, Til seeds, Cinnanom, etc.

    Asrani

  • Joesph Garman

    I really like asian foods because they are very very tasty. most asian foods are very spicy too and i like them. ““*”

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