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Can turmeric really kill or even cure cancer?

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Can turmeric really kill or even cure cancer?

Postby ely » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:21 pm

They say turmeric can help prevent or cure cancer, is this true? Ps, what kind of cancer cells does it kill
Ex: brain, esophagus, breast etc.
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Postby garrick » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:23 pm

Maybe but India is the world's largest consumer of tumeric and has the worlds second highest cancer rate. Breast milk cures cancer.
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Postby celestine » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:25 pm

Maybe but India is the world's largest consumer of tumeric and has the worlds second highest cancer rate. Breast milk cures cancer.
They consume several pounds a year per person in India and yet they get all sorts of cancers....The amounts used in animal studies are often 50% of the animals body weight per day...what is "statistically significant" in a study often doesn't translate to real life results.

Justin - - You know why they "don't have" Alzheimer's in India? Because it is still treated as demonic possession. They have 4 psychiatrists per million people, and they have over a billion people. They are still waiting to vote on a bill banning chaining the mentally ill to walls....

http://www.thehindu.com/health/policy-and-issues/article1554114.ece
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Postby lundy19 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:34 pm

No, it can't do that.

http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/index.php/why-havent-we-cured-cancer-yet/

Some article about supplements and alternative medicine:
http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=10930
http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?cat=7
http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=9955


http://www.criticalthinking.org/
http://www.chem1.com/acad/sci/pseudosci.html
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Postby abiah » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:36 pm

No, it can't. Don't believe every scam or rumour you read.
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Postby honani » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:39 pm

It doesn't kill anything. Turmeric is the colouring in curry powder.
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Postby reginhard » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:55 pm

'They' are wrong; turmeric has never been shown to have any anti-cancer properties.

If it did hospitals would use it, and Tarkarri, April and I could just have enjoyed a few nice curries instead of the grueling treatments we went through

Edit. Justin tyme is talking out of an orifice not intended for that purpose; s/he knows nothing about cancer. It may amuse you to hear that earlier today s/he said, in a post in another section, that s/he watches old westerns in order to pick up tips about folk remedies to use in place of conventional medicine.

So turmeric is widely used in India? India has some of the highest cancer rates in the world

http://www.bmj.com/content/330/7485/215.4.extract

And shark cartilage? Please. The idea that shark cartilage could help prevent/fight cancer comes from a book called Sharks Don't Get Cancer. Author William Lane decided that this supposed fact meant shark cartilage could prevent/cure cancer tumours in humans. In fact sharks do get cancer, even in their cartilage.

Gary Ostrander and colleagues from Johns Hopkins University have detailed more than 40 published examples of tumours in sharks, some dating back to the 1800s.

So far a total of 8 uncontrolled trials and 5 controlled trials have produced no evidence that shark cartilage is effective against cancer (the most recent study, by the American Cancer Institute, found it to be ineffective for lung cancer patients).

Some people are so gullible
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Postby shea51 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:00 pm

Turmeric won't prevent or cure cancer, but it will enhance your diet with a little colour and curry flavor.
I like a nice currey goat or chicken with beautiful yellow rice.
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Postby marx » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:10 pm

If you run a search on "curcumin", the active ingredient of turmeric, on PubMed, the US National Library of Medicine site, you will find 4101 studies on the anti-inflammitory, anti-angiogenic effects of curcumin. Unfortunately, I can't be bothered reading any of them but I guess none of them contain the "Eureka" breakthrough discovery, and I wonder about the bio availability of curcumin - whether you would need to ingest a teaspoonful or a truck load to see any significant effect.
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Postby garwig95 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:13 pm

No it doesn't and who is "they?"
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