He orders red-hot curry at an Indian restaurant without rice or bread
Tags: Alzheimer’s, Prof Murali Doraiswamy, dementia
26th August 2009: Indian curry can prevent Alzheimer’s. But there’s another reason for you to fall for it. Oscar-winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins too is a fan for Indian curry.
His fondness can be gauged from the fact the 71-year-old movie star who played Hannibal Lecter in "Silence of the Lambs” ordered red-hot curry at an Indian restaurant without any rice or bread
According to themirror.co.uk., he savoured the chicken vindaloo at the Spice Merchant in Cardiff Bay here without any bread to complement it with. He was offered rice and naan to help calm down the heat, but he declined. This is a sign of a true curry aficionado," the owner is reported to have said.
Well, you too can tickle your taste buds as the researchers actually believe “eating Indian curry meal regularly can help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia”.
The views were recently aired during a meeting of the British psychiatrists. Prof Murali Doraiswamy of Duke University in America told members of the Royal College of Psychiatrists at their annual meeting in the city of Liverpool that curcumin, an ingredient in turmeric, can prevent changes in the brain by blocking the spread of amyloid plaques – toxic protein deposits thought to play a key role in Alzheimer’s.
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