Health benefits of curry in the news

USA Today just published a positive article about the potential health benefits of curry — the heavily spiced sauce or relish made with curry powder.

It’s clear that researchers are enthusiastic. But so far the majority of studies have been conducted in small groups of patients, or animals, or the laboratory.

There’s one exception.
An earlier post here summarized the findings in one large study of curry’s effect on perception, memory, judgment, and reasoning.

In addition, the same entry summarized the results of a preliminary study where it was suggested that curry might help prevent colon cancer.

1/8/07 19:43 JR

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John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.