Curry Ingredient May Prevent Cancer

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    I like curry anyway although I have not had it for years.

    I believe I will be buying some on my next trip from the store.

    See this news link:

    http://www.physorg.com/news5098.html


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    "A study published in the upcoming issue of Cancer magazine related that curcumin, a chemical pigment in turmeric (a primary ingredient of Curry-USV), helped stop the spread of breast cancer tumor cells to the lungs of mice."

    "Earlier studies suggest that people who eat diets rich in turmeric have lower rates of breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer and colon cancer"

    "Many cancers are 10 times rarer on the Indian subcontinent than in the West."

    I have also read that some cancer rates are much lower in southern climates than in northern ones, and some researchers attribute this to Vitamin D- people in Maine recieve substantially less exposure to the sun than people in Florida.

    I have been trying to remember to take a Vitamin D tablet every day I am not in the sun for at least 10 min.
     
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    Hey, this is great news! My wife makes curry all the time. Just had some for dinner Sunday night and lunch yesterday!!
     
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    My Dad also made great curry.

    Don't forget the Vitamin D!
     
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    I'm confused... you can't have a dish of curry without using the curry spice to make it....
     
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    depends on how the word is used---can be a spice or a style the dish was made---some folks just call gravy a curry.
    google it--It's interesting
     
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    There is a dish named Curry, but I don't know whats in it. There are also some countries that use Curry spice on everything they eat. You can smell them 10 feet away. They bath and are as clean as anyone, but you can smell the Curry in their pores as you can smoke on smokers.
     
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    Believe me, I am very familiar with the smell issue...

    When I was traveling a lot more than I do now, I remeber how the Singapore Airlines flight from Seoul to San Fran originated in New Dehli... when I would see one of those big Indian women that looked like she hadn't bathed in a month, I would close my eyes and pray, "please God, don't let her sit next to me... please God, don't let her sit next to me...." and I wouldn't open my eyes until I was sure she moved past me! :laugh:

    My wife makes curry rice all the time using Curry spice. She also makes curry chicken, curry beef, curry shrimp, etc. They all have a gravy like base and they all use curry. Now some people buy curry sauce pre-packaged at the store so maybe they just don't realize that it is made with curry spice....
     
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    Curry is made using curry powder which is made from the curry spice (which is turmeric).
     
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    Just my luck, I hate curry.
     

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