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A Spicy Cure

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Apr 19, 2018 11:00 pm
  • 6:51

Guest: Ashok Shetty, PhD, Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine, Associate Director, Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Research Career Scientist, Olin E. Teague Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center of the Central Texas Veterans Healthcare System, Texas A&M University More than 200-thousand veterans came home from The First Gulf War with some strange symptoms. Their memory loss, moodiness, and trouble sleeping are known collectively as “Gulf War illness.” Researchers in Texas might have found a treatment for this disease in a common Indian spice. Turmeric, which gives curry its reddish color, has an ingredient called curcumin which can restore impaired brain function.