Turmeric: Not Just for Curry

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

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Oxidation Leads to Inflammation, Which Can Cause Cancer

Chronic inflammation results from continued oxidative damage, poor diet, stress, infections, tobacco use, allergies, drugs, immune system dysfunction, and lack of exercise.

The inflammation signal never turns off creating cellular degeneration and damage ultimately leading to chronic disease, including cancer.

Cancer arises from cells that replicate uncontrollably. All cells have control mechanisms that manage growth, life and cellular death.

Overwhelming oxidative and inflammatory damage can disrupt these controls to the point where a cell loses its normal function and shifts into “survival at all costs” mode.

Research continues to uncover more molecules and signal proteins involved in cancer development and metabolism.

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Discovering new signal pathways is extremely beneficial because it allows us a better understanding of the process of cancer growth and development so we can target therapies.

During this process however, we find that there are common signal proteins involved in cancer and inflammation.  Examples include NF-kB, TNF, and STAT3.

Preventing the damage from oxidation and inflammation is something that can be done outside of a doctor’s office and does not involve a pharmacy.

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