Thai researchers found a daily dose of curcumin over nine months prevented new cases of diabetes among people with prediabetes — abnormally high blood sugar levels that may progress to full-blown type 2 diabetes.
Curcumin is a compound in turmeric. Research has long suggested it can fight inflammation and oxidative damage to body cells, both of which are thought to feed a range of diseases, including type 2 diabetes.
The study, led by Somlak Chuengsamarn of Srinakharinwirot University, found that the supplement seemed to improve the function of beta-cells, cells in the pancreas that release the blood sugar-regulating hormone insulin. Researchers speculate the anti-inflammatory effects of curcumin help protect beta-cells from damage.
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