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Posted by on Dec 13, 2009 in Korean Food | 2 comments

Common Indian spices may boost breast health

Common Indian spices may boost breast health

A study released by the University of Michigan (and supported by the National Institutes of Health) found that curcumin, a compound found in turmeric, and piperine, a compound found in black peppers, may “reduce the risk of breast cancer formation by stopping the growth of the stem cells that spawn the tumors.”

The study used very high doses of this compound, about 20 times the amount consumed by diet alone. However, if the study’s findings bear closer scientific scrutiny, this dosage level could be obtained through the use of dietary supplements. The results of this study were published in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.

If you want a Koreanfornian recipe that uses both of these spices in abundance, check out my Curry deviled eggs recipe on YouTube.

For more information about the study, go to Spices may boost breast health: Study

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