07/04/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

STUDY: Eating Curry Weekly May Ward Off Dementia

Eating a curry once or twice a week could help prevent the onset of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, a US researcher suggests.

The key ingredient is curcumin, a component of the spice turmeric.

Curcumin appears to prevent the spread of amyloid protein plaques - thought to cause dementia - in the brain.

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