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Autoimmune Diseases, Healthy Body, Research

More Research Showing Turmeric’s Health Benefits

By Prohealth.com

Researchers at Oregon State’s Linus Pauling Institute have just unraveled another important reason that curcumin (the primary component of the curry spice turmeric) deserves its age-old rep for health support.

Collaborating with colleagues at the University of Denmark, they discovered that dietary curcumin supports an increase in levels of the cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide (aka CAMP), a protein that helps the immune system fight off infection by pathogens the body hasn’t encountered before – including viruses, fungi, and a broad range of bacteria such as those responsible for tuberculosis and sepsis.

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