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What are the side affects when taking turmeric for health reasons?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Tumeric: Tumeric contains cucuminoid like curcumin. This has anti-inflammatory & antioxidant effects. It increases Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor which can help w brain functioning & v risk of some brain conditions such as Alzheimer's. It may help w treatment of arthritis & has anticarcinogenic effects.

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Last updated Nov 3, 2019

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