Curcumin Could Assist in Controlling the Obesity Epidemic


Portland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/09/2014 -- The number of people who are overweight, and even obese, continues to increase in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calls it an epidemic and the Pentagon says that expanding waistlines are a threat to national security. New scientific research indicates that a curcumin supplement could be an important tool for weight loss.

“Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric that makes the spice a potent anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and potential solution for weight loss,” said VitaBreeze spokesperson, Michelle O’Sullivan. “Consumers should look for a curcumin supplement that includes black pepper extract to aid in absorption.”

Clinical research indicates that curcumin may work in multiple ways in the weight loss process by:

- Increasing the amount of bile in the stomach, which in turns helps break down fats;
- Preventing fat absorption;
- Inhibiting the growth and storage ability of fat cells;
- Accelerating the body’s ability to burn fat.

Research conducted at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center showed some surprising results in regard to curcumin’s ability to aid in weight loss. The study concluded that curcumin helps in weight loss by regulating key hormones, optimizing metabolic function, and regulating the formation and production of fat cells.

The University of Texas study also revealed that many overweight test subjects exhibited inflammation and swelling of blood vessels, and demonstrated a craving for foods to which they were sensitive. Both of those factors led to additional difficulty in shedding pounds.

The study showed that curcumin counteracted inflammation. Subjects had fewer symptoms of food allergies and sensitivity, and they demonstrated measurable weight loss numbers. A similar study performed in China indicated that curcumin could even counteract the effects of diets containing junk food.

Many are calling curcumin a superfood, and while it’s not a panacea for all weight loss needs, the botanical has demonstrated an array of beneficial properties for losing weight during clinical trials. A daily dosage of 750mg is recommended for optimal results in conditions ranging from arthritis to weight loss. Curcumin supplements are a popular alternative for consumers that are easily available on and are less costly than prescription medications.

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