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Friday, September 25, 2009 Leon, Community Member, asks

Q: Is Turmeric and Cayenne pepper good for prevention?

Is there any Value and or truth in taking Cayenne Pepper and Turmeric to help prevent heart problems?

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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
9/25/09 1:58pm

Hi Leon,

 

Tumeric has been used as a dietary supplement, believed to help with a variety of health conditions, such as gastrointestinal disorders, inflammation, and wound healing.  Tumeric's role in Alzheimer's, cancer, arthritis, and liver disorders is currently being researched.  I do not know of any concrete evidence linking tumeric to heart health and prevention.  The same goes for cayenne peper.  There is a lot of speculation about it's role in stopping a heart attack, but I have not viewed solid research that supports this claim.

 

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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By Leon, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/26/10, First Published: 09/25/09