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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Hello, I read that circumin may help prevent colon cancer by preventing or reducing colon polyps. Is this true, and if so is it safe to take a circumin supplement? Thanks.
Curcumin is currently being studied as an anti-cancer medication. Most of the research studies to date have evaluated it in animals and there are some ongoing studies now to evaluate it as a possible medication to prevent colon cancer or polyps in humans. Therefore, it's probably a bit too early to say whether or not it will work.
Julia Gore Thornton, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University