|Scientists have found that a spicy ingredient in curry could be an effective treatment for Alzheimer's disease.|
Scientists have found that a spicy ingredient in curry could be an effective treatment for Alzheimer's disease, the Daily Mail reported.
Tests on fruit flies with a nervous disorder similar to the neurodegenerative illness found that those given curcumin -- the key chemical in turmeric used in everything from mild Kormas to the hottest Vindaloos -- lived 75 percent longer.
Previous research has found that Alzheimer's affects just one percent of people over the age of 65 living in some Indian villages.
Drugs with similar properties to curcumin could potentially be used as preventative treatments.
(China.org.cn February 17, 2012)