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Curcumin improves liver function

The healthy liver has a certain amount of fat, but too much fat can cause inflammation and scarring, eventually disrupting liver function. In this study, 87 people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and scarring just beginning, took a placebo or 1,000 mg of curcumin per day.

After eight weeks, while the placebo group had not improved, the curcumin group had lower body mass index scores and smaller waist size. Those taking curcumin also had healthier lower levels of liver enzymes, which increased for placebo. An ultrasound scan revealed improved liver condition in 75 percent of those taking curcumin compared to less than 5 percent for placebo.

 

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