Curcumin-Loaded Microparticles Show Promise as an Effective Oral Treatment for Ulcerative Colitis

Curcumin-Loaded Microparticles Show Promise as an Effective Oral Treatment for Ulcerative Colitis
Researchers at the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University and Southwest University in China have developed a new oral drug to treat ulcerative colitis. The study, published in the journal Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, describes a novel therapeutic method consisting of microparticles loaded with natural anti-inflammatory molecules that target the lining of

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5 comments

  1. Bart says:

    How does this treatment differ from curcumin supplements or turmeric itself?

    What about the UC rate of those who eat Indian food daily?

    I once tried a curcumin supplement but didn’t see any results, and quit it after just a few dozen tablets.

    • David M says:

      Were you trying just regular Curcumin? If so then it’s not surprising you didn’t see results.

      Also are you saying there is a correlation between UC rates and people who eat Indian food often?

      • Bart says:

        No, I was wondering whether people from India, based on their diet, have as much UC as other peoples.

        I realize that the OTC supplement I tried is different from the new drugs mentioned above, but just wondering whether the supplement is worth trying again.

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