Curry spice 'lowers risk of heart attack after surgery'

The curry spice turmeric may help ward off heart attacks in people who have had recent bypass surgery, according to a study. Curcimins - the yellow pigment in turmeric -  is known for having antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Bypass surgery is performed to improve the blood supply to the heart muscle. However, during the operation the organ can be damaged by prolonged lack of blood flow, increasing the patient's risk of heart attack.  The new findings suggest that curcumins may ease those risks when added to traditional drug treatment.
The results need to be confirmed in further research, said Wanwarang Wongcharoen from Chiang Mai University in Thailand. Turmeric extracts have long been used in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine.

Source  - Daily Mail