A new study finds that supplementing Curcumin, the phyto-nutrient found in the spice Turmeric, may aid in preventing cognitive decline and dementia as well as improving mood and working memory.
80 healthy people between the ages of 50 and 80 years of age participated in this 12 week double-blind random controlled trial. Assessments were given at baseline, and at both 4 and 12 weeks of supplementation. Study outcomes were evaluated based on a combination of biomarker analysis, cognitive performance tests and mood assessments. These outcome evaluations compared participants taking the Curcumin supplements to the participants taking a placebo.
Some modifiable risk factors for cognitive decline were significantly controlled by the Curcumin supplementation based on prior biomarker analysis including benefits to blood insulin and glucose regulation in pre-diabetics and Type 2 Diabetics as well as inflammation reduction. These cardiometabolic processes are believed to be present in dementia and cognitive decline. Also prior trials conducted by the same researchers found a reduction in Cholesterol levels for both LDL Cholesterol and Total Cholesterol with Curcumin supplementation.
Researchers identified Curcumin as a “candidate treatment” to help prevent Cognitive Decline and Dementia.
Further research is planned.
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