from research to real life – curcumin attacks proteins related to Parkinson’s disease


Curcumin
is a natural compound in the Indian spice, Turmeric, part of the ginger family.

The main idea: In Parkinson’s disease, abnormal clumping of the protein alpha-synuclein occurs. New research shows curcumin may bind to the alpha-synuclein proteins and prevent the abnormal folding and clumping that may be the first steps to Parkinson’s disease.

Research: Curcumin prevents aggregation in α-synuclein by increasing reconfiguration rate

Real life: Curcumin shows promise in attacking Parkinson’s disease

chick pea curry with turmeric

However, turmeric doesn’t go directly to the brain where this clumping occurs, so don’t go out and fill up on curry’s just yet (or do, it’s pretty delicious!). much love.

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