Beat Cancer with an Unusual Combination

Studies show that cancer can be fought with a combination of curry and an arthritis drug.

Published: March 27th 2011
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Curry power can help fight cancer

Here's an interesting study; curry and Celecoxib, when combined, can help fight cancer.


Well, more correctly, it's turmeric, the bright yellow spice in curry, which combined with the arthritis drug, have been shown to help treat cancer, according to recently published research by Tel Aviv University.


Dr. Shahar Lev-Ari of Tel Aviv University's School of Public Health at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine was the first to discover the positive affects of this unusual combination. Lev-Ari believes that when combined, turmeric and Celecoxib help alleviate the inflammatory response caused when cancer takes root in the body. The treatment so far has had promising results in human clinical trials.


"Although more testing will be needed before a possible new drug treatment is developed, one could combine curcumin with a lower dose of a cancer anti-inflammatory drug, to better fight colon cancer," Lev-Ari said in a statement.


The researchers said they hope their findings will help in the fight against all cancers, especially for those non-curable.


"It has the promise of being an important life-extending therapy, particularly for non-curable pancreatic cancer, suggested by the very promising results we achieved for 20 pancreatic cancer patients," said Nadir Arber of the Sackler Faculty of Medicine.


So next time you are eating at an Indian restuarant, feel better knowing that although your stomach might not always agree with the food, it's good for your health.

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