This article highlights the importance of seeking contrary evidence to research and health claims. When I read the research it reports on I found myself thinking that I should try harder to eat more turmeric. This explains why that conclusion, as well as the journalists reporting the research, has holes in it.
So, anyone who talked about the “health benefits of turmeric” was simply wrong. There aren’t any. There may be benefits of taking large amounts of curcumin, but to do so you have to eat thousands of curries worth of turmeric, making it something of an ineffective treatment.
That’s the author’s opinion only. There may be health benefits to turmeric and its active ingredient curcumin. My posting this link isn’t meant to authoritatively say there aren’t, but to point out why you shouldn’t take action based on headlines about single research studies. Often the articles jump to unfounded conclusions, or there’s more to the story than is being reported.
The Bitter Truth About Turmeric – Read more at medium.com
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