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Have you ever wondered why some cultures have higher rates of skin cancer than others? Recent studies on turmeric and skin cancer may hold the answer to this question.
Scientific research has found evidence to back the claims that this spice can reduce inflammation, relieve pain and both fight and prevent cancer.
This is the spice that gives curry its unique flavor. It has long been revered in Ayurvedic and Ancient Chinese medicine for its healing properties.
Turmeric and skin cancer: finding the answer
Skin cancer is considered by some to be the most common malignancy in the country. There are three main types: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. Melanoma is the most serious type.
Numerous studies have found that curcumin, the main component in turmeric, is a powerful cancer fighter which also acts to prevent cancer. While researchers have identified some of the ways it works against cancer, more studies are needed to fully discover its anti-cancer properties.
Following previous studies on its application against cancers, it was a natural extension to study turmeric’s effects upon cancer of the skin.
When Texas researchers treated three different melanoma cell lines with curcumin, they found that the cancer cell survival rate was decreased. It brought on apoptosis, or cell death. In an article about the study, published in a recent issue of Cancer, the scientists noted that circumin had potent anti-proliferative in addition to pro-apoptotic effects on melanoma.
After the scare, Brooke Shields is better. The “The Blue Lagoon” star is said to be doing fine and more vigilant in protecting her skin when going out in the sun. Brooke’s children, six-year-old Rowan and three-year-old Grier are to be protected at all times, says Shields. People tend to see this scare is a fluke and that people cannot get it. That is a lie. 1/7 will get a skin neoplasia. With scares similar to Brooke Shields and even more dangerous, cancer of the skin proves that it has no prejudices. Even celebrities can get the disease.
Melanoma results from the uncontrolled increase in melanocytes or pigment cells. This type of skin cancer is usually common among male Caucasians especially those who live in sunny climates. It is estimated that 50,000 people worldwide die from Melanoma every year.
Squamous cell cancer may result from too much x-ray exposure, chemical exposure, prolonged exposure to ultraviolet radiation, and old age. It usually affects people who are aged 50 and over. Those who have inflamed or injured skin and who are regularly exposed to the sun have high risks of getting this type of skin cancer.
The best action to take to prevent further attacks happen is to wear your sunscreen, practice safe swimming times, and always protect yourself. It is never a good idea to ignore the changes in your body. Many people in today’s world tend to ignore what is naturally wrong. Your body is the only one you have, so take care of it