The anti-inflammatory effect of curcumin, the pigment in the spice turmeric, was put to the test to see if it could reduce postoperative pain and fatigue after surgery.
The “p value” I mention in the video refers to a measure of the strength of evidence. The smaller it is, the stronger the evidence is that the result they found didn’t just happen by chance. By convention, a p value under 0.05 is considered small enough for a result to be considered statistically significant. This means that you’d only expect to find a result that remarkable simply by coincidence 5% of the time, or in 1 out of 20 cases. So, a p value like the one in the study, <.000, suggests you’d have to run the experiment thousands of times before you’d come up with such a dramatic result just by chance.
Do the turmeric videos ever end? Here are some on turmeric and cancer:
- Back to Our Roots: Curry and Cancer
- Carcinogenic Blocking Effects of Turmeric
- Turmeric Curcumin Reprogramming Cancer Cell Death
- Turmeric Curcumin and Colon Cancer
- Topical Application of Turmeric Curcumin for Cancer
- Turmeric Curcumin, MGUS, and Multiple Myeloma
Turmeric is effective at fighting many other health conditions, too, as evident in these videos:
- Turmeric Curcumin and Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Turmeric Curcumin and Osteoarthritis
- Boosting the Bioavailability of Curcumin
- Who Shouldn’t Consume Curcumin or Turmeric?
- Preventing Alzheimer’s with Turmeric
- Treating Alzheimer’s with Turmeric
- Turmeric Curcumin and Pancreatic Cancer
- Turmeric Curcumin vs. Exercise for Artery Function
- Heart of Gold: Turmeric vs. Exercise
Finally, you may be wondering whether turmeric should be taken as a supplement or in whole food form. I invite you to watch Turmeric or Curcumin: Plants vs. Pills to find out.