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Demystifying Medicine
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Does Turmeric Prevent Alzheimer's?

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This video investigates the therapeutic potential of curcumin, a substance found in turmeric, to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. The information presented in this video has integrated research including in vitro studies that aimed to observe the influence of curcumin based interventions in the neuropathology of Alzheimer’s disease. From mechanisms for neurogenesis to the disintegration of beta amyloid plaques, this video highlights that there are many pathways by which curcumin can elicit its effects. However, there are currently not enough human trials to support the mouse-model studies for turmeric’s ability to prevent Alzheimer’s.

— Video by Chantal Gillett, Shalini Namathirtham, Tanya Kakkar, Harris Joseph and Kahiye Warsame

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