Indian spice may help improve memory
January 30, 2018 04:15 PM
The spice turmeric, commonly used in Indian food, may help to improve memory. It's actually a compound within the spice called curcumin.
Researchers at UCLA looked at 40 older adults with mild memory problems.
Patients who took curcumin tablets for 18 months scored higher on memory tests and had fewer brain plaques than those who took a placebo.
The curcumin group also reported small improvements in mood.
Experts believe curcumin may reduce brain inflammation, which has been linked to Alzheimer's disease and depression.
Updated: January 30, 2018 04:15 PM
Created: January 30, 2018 04:14 PM
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