Curcumin & Your Brain

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Chronic alcohol intake is associated with many health conditions, including damage to the brain.  Researchers were looking to the causes of the damage and what might help blunt some of these effects.

Rats were given alcohol as part of their chow for 10 weeks.  A maze test was administered along with serum samples to measure markers of inflammation and brain damage.  

They found that alcohol impaired their maze test and increased markers of inflammation.  Some of the rats were also given curcumin and they had reduced levels of the negative effects of the alcohol.

Neuroscience. 2013

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