Hello, please have a look at this web site re food curry and cancer and make a comment, mine was when you have mouth cancers you are unable to eat spicy foods.www.dailymail.co.uk/health
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I don't think tumeric is hot, like chilli. It is used in curry to give it the golden yellow colour. I wonder if it would be any good to use as a mouth rinse and swallow. Couldn't do any harm if it is a food eaten by millions!quote:Researchers described their findings as 'exciting' and said they hoped patients would be able to benefit from the discovery within a few years.
quote:Scientists have discovered the key to the ability of spicy foods to kill cancer cells. They found capsaicin, an ingredient of jalapeno peppers, triggers cancer cell death by attacking mitochondria - the cells' energy-generating boiler rooms.
Lead researcher Dr Timothy Bates said: "As these compounds attack the very heart of the tumour cells, we believe that we have in effect discovered a fundamental 'Achilles heel' for all cancers.
Dr Bates said: "It's also possible that cancer patients or those at risk of developing cancer could be advised to eat a diet which is richer in spicy foods to help treat or prevent the disease."