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Curcumin May Inhibit Nicotine-induced Activation Of Head And Neck Cancers, Study Presented At American Academy of Otolaryngology Conference



10/5/2009 7:30:23 AM

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EmaxHealth -- Patients with head and neck cancer who continue to smoke could benefit from curcumin, the ingredient found in the spice turmeric. For the study, scientists pre-treated cancer cells in vitro with curcumin, and then exposed the cells to nicotine, finding that the curry powder spice blocked the cancer activating properties of the cells.

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