Curcumin, inflammation, anti-ageing, and therapy for age-related diseases.

This review suggests that slowing down ageing and postponing the onset of age-related diseases might be achieved by blocking the NF-κB-dependent inflammation, and considers the possibility of curcumin, a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent, of a capacity to improve the health status of the elderly.

The main concern regarding the therapeutic value of curcumin is its poor bioavailability, but advances are being made to better utilize its beneficial nutraceutical properties, which might fend off ageing and age-related diseases.

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