Micheal Greger MD
March 16 2021

What happened when turmeric curcumin was put to the test to see if it could reverse DNA damage caused by arsenic exposure?
Arsenic is a carcinogenic heavy metal, and the major mechanism of arsenic-related damage appears to be oxidative stress. It’s the arsenic-induced accumulation of free radicals that can kill off cells and damage our DNA, and the double whammy is that it may also disrupt our body’s ability to repair our DNA once it’s damaged. Well, if the damage is oxidation, what about eating antioxidant-rich foods, such as the spice turmeric, which contains an antioxidant pigment known as curcumin. I examine this in my video Benefits of Turmeric for Arsenic Exposure.


Read more: https://nutritionfacts.org/2021/03/1...enic-exposure/