Remember to eat plenty of curry, folks – it could help stave off your dementia

February 16, 2012

Hot off the press – so it seems – comes the latest tip for staving off dementia.

Eat a curry once (or twice) a week.

Actually the advice is not as new as the latest burst of headlines suggests and Alf has been munching curries twice a week for …

How long?

Bugger. Can’t remember.

The latest report on the dementia-suppressing powers of a curry have been reported, among other media, by the UK’s Daily Mail.

It says scientists have found a spicy ingredient in curry could be an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

Tests on fruit flies with a nervous disorder similar to the neurodegenerative illness found those given curcumin – the key chemical in turmeric used in everything from mild Kormas to the hottest Vindaloos – lived 75 per cent longer.

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