A new study conducted by researchers in Thailand has found that Turmeric, a spice used in making curry, can help reduce the risk of heart attacks among patients who have undergone bypass surgeries.
Researchers from Chiang Mai University observed 121 patients for over a two year period between 2009 and 2011. All of the patients had undergone non-emergency bypass surgery during the study period.
AdvertisementThe researchers divided the participants into two groups with one group being given one-gram curcumin capsules four times a day for three days before and five days after the surgery.
Around 30 percent of the group that had taken placebo suffered from heart attacks during the hospital stay after the surgery compared to just 13 percent of those who had taken curcumin capsules. The study has been published in the American Journal of Cardiology.