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Turmeric can stop pre-diabetes

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Turmeric can stop pre-diabetes

Prediabetic patients can be prevented from becoming diabetic by a 9-month course of turmeric according to researchers in Thailand.

240 people were involved in a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial. They either received 250 mg of curcuminoid or a placebo.

The results of the clinical study were published in the journal Diabetes Care, the journal of the American Diabetes Association.

Estimates have put the number of people with insulin resistance at almost 80 per cent of the population. Curcumin is known to regulate blood sugar levels and it is anti-inflammatory..

In the placebo group 16.4% of the group developed diabetes; in the curcumin group, none did.

REF: Somlak Chuengsamarn, Suthee Rattanamongkolgul, Rataya Luechapudiporn, Chada Phisalaphong, Siwanon Jirawatnotai. Curcumin extract for prevention of type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2012 Nov ;35(11):2121-7. Epub 2012 Jul 6. PMID: 22773702