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Curcumin to Protect and Heal Cirrhosis of the Liver

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“Curcumin also partially reversed the fibrosis induced by CCl(4). Curcumin was effective in preventing and reversing cirrhosis, probably by its ability of reducing TGF-beta expression.”

Writing about a chronic disease like cirrhosis of the liver is a bit outside of PeopleBeatingCancer’s mission to demystify cancer. The path from cancer survivor (me) to cirrhosis is actually pretty direct. Let me explain.

My aggressive toxic chemotherapies in ’95 did a fair amount of damage to my liver. Other organs too but for the sake of this post I am focusing on my liver. Years of research into the health benefits of curcumin led to studies citing the ability of this golden spice to heal the liver. Also, cirrhosis of the liver increases your risk of liver cancer. I began to view cirrhosis as a form of pre-liver cancer.

The bottom line is that if you have cirrhosis of the liver you should supplement with curcumin. I supplement with a brand of curcumin called Life Extension Super Bio-Curcumin for several reasons. Super BC has been evaluated and approved by Consumerlab.com. Super BC is comprised of BCM-95, a formula that has demonstrated superior bioavailability.

If you have any questions or comment please scroll down the page, write a post and I will reply to you ASAP.

Thank you,

David Emerson

  • Cancer Survivor
  • Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

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Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis is a condition in which the liver does not function properly due to long-term damage. This damage is characterized by the replacement of normal liver tissue by scar tissue

Other complications include hepatic encephalopathy, bleeding from dilated veins in the esophagus or dilated stomach veins, and liver cancer…”

Curcumin (CUR)  prevents and reverses cirrhosis induced by bile duct obstruction or CCl4 in rats: role of TGF-beta modulation and oxidative stress.

“CUR is a phytophenolic compound, which is highly efficacious for treating several inflammatory diseases. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of CUR in preventing or reversing liver cirrhosis…

CUR also partially reversed the fibrosis induced by CCl(4). CUR was effective in preventing and reversing cirrhosis, probably by its ability of reducing TGF-beta expression. These data suggest that CUR might be an effective antifibrotic and fibrolitic drug in the treatment of chronic hepatic diseases…”

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