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People who are considering using the supplement medicinally may wonder if curcumin works. Studies have shown that curcumin may help to treat dyspepsia (indigestion and heartburn), colorectal cancer, and skin cancer. Studies have also indicated that curcumin may work treat rheumatoid arthritis and lower cholesterol. However, much more research is necessary to validate these claims.
Does Curcumin Work? -- An OverviewIn the United States, curcumin is regulated as a dietary supplement or food (in the form of turmeric). As such, it can be marketed in the United States without any evidence that it is either safe or effective. Like most supplements, curcumin is claimed to be useful for a wide variety of health benefits, usually without much reliable scientific evidence. Some people may use curcumin for the following conditions:
- High cholesterol
- Indigestion or heartburn
- Cancer, specifically skin cancer and colon cancer
- Rheumatoid arthritis.