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Healthy Weight

August 30, 2023

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Curcumin promotes losing weight safely

Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects

Curcumin, the bright yellow compound in turmeric, safely reduces body weight and waist circumference, especially in those with obesity and diabetes. This review of 50 random controlled clinical trials tested dosages of curcumin from 500 to 3,000 mg per day, in powder or capsule form, over various study periods.

Overall, those taking curcumin saw body mass index scores decline by an average of 0.24 kg per square meter, body weight decline by 1.3 pounds, and waist circumference by one-half inch. Results were stronger for those with polycystic ovary syndrome, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, obesity, and diabetes. Some of the formulations contained piperine to enhance bioavailability, with incrementally better results.

Reviewing the findings, doctors said supplementing with curcumin may promote weight loss and reduce complications related to obesity due to its antioxidative and anti-inflammatory effects.

Reference: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition; 2023, Vol. 117, No. 5, 1005-16

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