Objectives: The beneficial effects of many substances have been discovered because of regular dietary consumption. This is also the case with curcumin, whose effects have been known for more than 4,000 years in Eastern countries such as China and India. A curcumin-rich diet has been known to counteract many human diseases, including cancer and diabetes, and has been shown to reduce inflammation. The effect of a curcumin treatment for neurological diseases, such as spinal muscular atrophy; Alzheimer's disease; Parkinson's disease; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; multiple sclerosis; and others, has only recently been brought to the attention of researchers and the wider population.Methods: In this paper, we summarise the studies on this natural product, from its isolation two centuries ago to its characterisation a century later.Results: We describe its role in the treatment of neurological diseases, including its cellular and common molecular mechanisms, and we report on the clinical trials of curcumin with healthy people and patients.Discussion: Commenting on the different approaches adopted by the efforts made to increase its bioavailability.

Curcumin and neurological diseases / R. Adami, D. Bottai. - In: NUTRITIONAL NEUROSCIENCE. - ISSN 1028-415X. - (2020). [Epub ahead of print] [10.1080/1028415X.2020.1760531]

Curcumin and neurological diseases

R. Adami
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D. Bottai
Ultimo
2020

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Objectives: The beneficial effects of many substances have been discovered because of regular dietary consumption. This is also the case with curcumin, whose effects have been known for more than 4,000 years in Eastern countries such as China and India. A curcumin-rich diet has been known to counteract many human diseases, including cancer and diabetes, and has been shown to reduce inflammation. The effect of a curcumin treatment for neurological diseases, such as spinal muscular atrophy; Alzheimer's disease; Parkinson's disease; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; multiple sclerosis; and others, has only recently been brought to the attention of researchers and the wider population.Methods: In this paper, we summarise the studies on this natural product, from its isolation two centuries ago to its characterisation a century later.Results: We describe its role in the treatment of neurological diseases, including its cellular and common molecular mechanisms, and we report on the clinical trials of curcumin with healthy people and patients.Discussion: Commenting on the different approaches adopted by the efforts made to increase its bioavailability.
Alzheimer’s disease; Curcumin; Parkinson’s disease; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; epilepsy; multiple sclerosis; spinal cord injury; spinal muscular atrophy
Settore BIO/09 - Fisiologia
Settore BIO/14 - Farmacologia
Settore BIO/13 - Biologia Applicata
22-mag-2020
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