That’s right. I just finished reading the just-published Australian MGUS and SMM-curcumin trial results. All the new data. Wow. Here is the abstract: http://goo.gl/bcVxt This, incidentally, was a randomised, double-blind placebo-controlled cross-over study, followed by an open-label extension study… whoa…mouthful…
After getting home from work and getting my hands on the full text (thank you, you-know-who!!!), I wrote a post about it, but I confess to feeling quite tired now. Yeah. Zzzz. Almost time for supper over here in Firenze, Italia. So I’m going to put my draft aside and edit it tomorrow with a fresh mind…Plus, that will give me enough time to go through the study once more to see if I missed any important bits.
Oh wait, one thing. Please notice the abstract’s Conclusion: These findings suggest that curcumin might have the potential to slow the disease process in patients with MGUS and SMM.
POSSIBLY SLOW THE DISEASE PROCESS!!! (I’ll discuss the implications tomorrow.)
Hah and double HAH! So much for what all those multiple myeloma specialists told me in 2005: that there was “nothing” I could do to slow down the progression to active myeloma…So much for that…yup…
Since Stefano isn’t home from work yet, I’m hugging and kissing my youngest kitty, Pinga, who is sitting on her folded cat blanket, between me and the keyboard (her favorite spot). She doesn’t seem all that impressed, though… 😉