By Deborah Mitchell for eMaxHealth.com
Curcumin is a standard spice in curry dishes, but it has also been studied for its possible role in fighting various types of cancer and inflammatory conditions. Now the results of a new study suggest curcumin may help prevent the progression of prediabetes to type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes is preventable
Curcumin is the main curcuminoid compound derived from the spice turmeric (Curcuma longa), which is a member of the ginger family. In this new study, which was led by Dr. Somlak Chuengsamarn of Srinakharinwirot University in Thailand, 240 adults with prediabetes were randomly assigned to take six capsules daily of either placebo or 250 mg of curcuminoids for nine months.