Wednesday, October 28, 2009

SINCE WE'RE TALKING ABOUT FOOD...



READ THIS:


Curry spice 'kills cancer cells'
curry
The yellow spice gives curries their bright colour

An extract found in the bright yellow curry spice turmeric can kill off cancer cells, scientists have shown.

The chemical - curcumin - has long been thought to have healing powers and is already being tested as a treatment for arthritis and even dementia.

Now tests by a team at the Cork Cancer Research Centre show it can destroy gullet cancer cells in the lab.

Cancer experts said the findings in the British Journal of Cancer could help doctors find new treatments.

Dr Sharon McKenna and her team found that curcumin started to kill cancer cells within 24 hours.

'Natural' remedy

The cells also began to digest themselves, after the curcumin triggered lethal cell death signals.

Dr McKenna said: "Scientists have known for a long time that natural compounds have the potential to treat faulty cells that have become cancerous and we suspected that curcumin might have therapeutic value."

Dr Lesley Walker, director of cancer information at Cancer Research UK, said: "This is interesting research which opens up the possibility that natural chemicals found in turmeric could be developed into new treatments for oesophageal cancer.

"Rates of oesophageal cancer have gone up by more than a half since the 70s and this is thought to be linked to rising rates of obesity, alcohol intake and reflux disease so finding ways to prevent this disease is important too."

Each year around 7,800 people are diagnosed with oesophageal cancer in the UK. It is the sixth most common cause of cancer death and accounts for around five percent of all UK cancer deaths.

17 comments:

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

Poor, poor Tom and whoever the guest chef was..............

Jackie said...

not gonna lie, watching them make that food made me ashamed to be a vegetarian, haha. i make and eat way more exciting food than that. i thought she was vegan, they certainly seemed to cook like she was.....

Jackie said...

they couldn't even give them a block of tofu or a chunk of seitan? why didn't any of them use pasta or lentils as a base? among other things.... it just annoyed me.

Jackie said...

and no one used fucking beans??? i could go on and on.

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

and don't forget about awful Natty and her awful friends and the awful poopy that spews from their mouths.

Kevin's dish looked fuckin AWS.

Richard said...

I would just like to affirm the above comments, but just add that Tom does his best judging on his blog, he lays it all out in accurate, concise language, and, really...leaves no argument. This week he (figuratively) slapped the shit out of the Voltaggio bro (the tan one), and affirmed why Kevin won yet again. And good for Kevin, seriously. And hopefully my fuckin girl Jen comes back and starts kicking ass again. Also, welcome home, Tim. You'll be getting a call from me soon. I am off to bed!

Jackie said...

i love kevin and jennifer and would be happy if it was those two at the end. i'm so sick of the voltaggio brothers big dick fight they have each episode.

Jackie said...

and they kept talking about protein, protein, protein, which yes is very important when you are a veg but why not use quinoa? that's a complete protein.

obviously, i need someone to watch top chef with so i can have lengthy discussions about this with them.

Rich said...

Jackie, I watch Top Chef with Liz, and it's still not enough, do what all us vociferous Top Chef watchers do, and read/comment (though I have never commented) HERE---

http://www.avclub.com/tvclub/tvshow/top-chef,39/

Deanna said...

I have no idea what you guys are talking about, but I agree that quinoa is awesome.

Jackie said...

apparently nigella lawson is the guest judge on the nov. 11th episode of top chef..... best season ever? yes.

Rich said...

Yeah this season is really damn good...Ive only seen one full season before, so I cant judge too well, but yeah I am happy

Jackie said...

i was mostly just saying best season ever because of nigella..... but it's pretty good. although last season might have been my favorite.

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

I tell ya.... if you like this season very much, you need to check out the one before last season (it was in chicago): all kinds of crazy talent from every direction. and the season before that one as well (can't remember where it was) which had an incredible finale(even if Marcel is a jerkoff). Both seasons make this one look like "Five Interesting Chefs And A Bunch Of Piddly Crap"

[which is still better than Hell's Kitchen, also known as "A Bunch Of Fox Interns Who Have Never Touched A Pan In Their Entire Lives And Some Limey Psychopath Who Mainlines Testosterone During Commercials"

Anonymous said...

I have seen bits and pieces of the Marcel season (including the finale), and yeah very, veyr impressive, I saw it before I saw the NYC season, its what made me want to watch (the first episode I ever saw was the restaurant wars with Tony Bourdain judging).

I dont think i WILL ever watch Hell's Ktichen, the commercials alone had me convinced...

...which leads me to the Next Iron Chef on Food Network, while no Top Chef, it does have its moments, expecially this week there they had to make Indian food, and the chefs were way more creative than Top Chef's Natalie-&-Padma-blowjob-single-entendre-vegetarian-showdown

Rich said...

The previous comment, is mine, me, Rich, if you couldnt tell, forgot to put my name in

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

Robert Downey's Putney Swope on TCM Saturday morning 1:00am