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New developments in curcumin research

Feb 25, 2022

Curcumin is the major active compound of the root of the plant turmeric and one of the hot raw materials in the nutritional health industry at present. Market data released by grand view research1 states that the global market for curcumin will be $94.3 million in 2022. It is consistent with a recent report from global market insights, 2 which projected that the global curcumin market will exceed $145 million by 2027.

New developments in curcumin research

Turmeric has been used as a medicine and food for centuries, with a long history in ancient India and China, modern scientific research data are constantly pushing the raw material into a broader arena.

Currently, up to 18670 research papers appeared on PubMed following curcumin up to February 2022, mostly focusing on anti-inflammation and anti-oxidation. Among them, 2021 is currently the year with the most research data, and R & D's input on Curcumin continues to grow.

18670 research papers

Concerns about cognitive decline have increased dramatically in recent years. Modern lifestyles and diet, combined with increased longevity, make this a real concern for people of all ages. Brain cognitive health is emerging as one of the new advances in curcumin research that demonstrates associations between inflammation and five domains of cognitive health, including memory, structure, language, psychomotor speed, and executive function.

A study involving 155 subjects conducted by the universities of Westminster and Coventry in the United Kingdom found that iron and curcumin complex supplementation or improved serum levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a regulatory protein involved in normal neuronal function and energy homeostasis, suggesting potential applications in learning and memory.


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