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Old 07-19-2009, 07:47 PM   #1
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Asian Spice Could Reduce Breast Cancer Risk In Women Exposed To Hormone Replacement Therapy

ScienceDaily (July 18, 2009) — Previous studies have found that postmenopausal women who have taken a combined estrogen and progestin hormone replacement therapy have increased their risk of developing progestin-accelerated breast tumors. Now, University of Missouri researchers have found that curcumin, a popular Indian spice derived from the turmeric root, could reduce the cancer risk for women after exposure to hormone replacement therapy.

"Approximately 6 million women in the United States use hormone replacement therapy to treat the symptoms of menopause," said Salman Hyder, the Zalk Endowed Professorship in Tumor Angiogenesis and professor of biomedical sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center. "This exposure to progestin will predispose a large number of post-menopausal women to future development of breast cancer. The results of our study show that women could potentially take curcumin to protect themselves from developing progestin-accelerated tumors."

In the study, researchers found that curcumin delayed the first appearance, decreased incidence and reduced multiplicity of progestin-accelerated tumors in an animal model. Curcumin also prevented the appearance of gross morphological abnormalities in the mammary glands. In previous studies, MU researchers showed that progestin accelerated the development of certain tumors by increasing production of a molecule called VEGF that helps supply blood to the tumor. By blocking the production of VEGF, researchers could potentially reduce the proliferation of breast cancer cells. Curcumin inhibits progestin-induced VEGF secretion from breast cancer cells, Hyder said.

"Curcumin and other potential anti-angiogenic compounds should be tested further as dietary chemopreventive agents in women already exposed to hormone replacement therapy containing estrogen and progestin in an effort to decrease or delay the risk of breast cancer associated with combined hormone replacement therapy," Hyder said.

The study was coauthored by Hyder; Candace Carroll, graduate student of biomedical sciences; Cynthia Besch-Williford, associate professor of veterinary pathobiology in the MU College of Veterinary Medicine; and Mark Ellersieck, professor and researcher in the MU Experiment Station Statistics.


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curcumin is the most amazing herbal drug of all time. It can do amazing things... have seen many patients improve...

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ps. your mileage may vary. always check with your medical provider before trying this....
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I started taking curcumin after a breast cancer diagnosis. I can tell you that if you have any kind of a gallbladder issue and haven't been made aware of it yet, taking curcumin will let you find out in a hurry.
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Default Curcumin inhibition of integrin (alpha6beta4)-dependent breast cancer cell motility and invasion.

Curcumin inhibition of integrin (alpha6beta4)-dependent breast cancer cell motility and invasion.

Kim HI, Huang H, Cheepala S, Huang S, Chung J.
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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA 71130, USA.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=19138983



Curcumin inhibits human colon cancer cell growth by suppressing gene expression of epidermal growth factor receptor

Chen A, Xu J, Johnson AC.
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hm. also supposed to help prevent Altzheimers.

Ginger is supposed to help with ovary situations.

Cystic or other conditions.
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curcumin is the most amazing herbal drug of all time. It can do amazing things... have seen many patients improve...

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ps. your mileage may vary. always check with your medical provider before trying this....
I take it daily - but mostly for it's anti-inflammatory properties:

Safety and anti-inflammatory activity of curcumin: a component of tumeric (Curcuma longa).

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12676044

AND I like the other properties of this spice...love curry
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I've mentioned this before but when my DD had Swine Flu,(twice) her legs hurt something awful. She could barely manage the stairs... and shes athletic. We tried Tylenol, Ibuprofen etc, nothing worked. We gave her Curcumin and it did the trick.
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