Ranch Palos Verdes, CA (PRWEB) March 15, 2012
Research from Penn State released this week finds the spice turmeric may do the heart good by lower triglyceride and insulin levels. "Elevated triglycerides are a risk factor for heart disease," explains researcher Sheila West.
Her study concluded that incorporating turmeric in an otherwise high fat meal actually lowered triglycerides and insulin levels. Levels dropped by about one third for those using turmeric in the meal. "It was surprising," West told us. "I didn't expect such a large decrease."
"To me, the biggest advantage [found in the study] is the lowering of triglycerides and the insulin levels [which dropped about 20 percent]," explains cardiologist Ravi Dave of he University of California, Los Angeles.
In addition to the this study there are 24 active National Institutes of Health studies looking at additional benefits of turmeric including the fields of cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer’s and now type 2 diabetes.
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