Curcumin improves kidney function in diabetes

Curcumin, the active principle of turmeric (Curcuma longa), ameliorates diabetic nephropathy in rats

The present study was designed to examine the effect of curcumin on kidney (renal) function and oxidative stress (imbalance between free radicals and the body antioxidant defenses) in diabetes. Diabetic rats were divided into four groups, namely control rats, diabetic rats and diabetic rats treated with curcumin (15 and 30 mg/kg) for 2 weeks. The results showed that chronic treatment with curcumin significantly attenuated renal dysfunction and oxidative stress in diabetic rats. Further details can be found in the study.
Sharma S, Kulkarni SK, Chopra K. Curcumin, the active principle of turmeric (Curcuma longa), ameliorates diabetic nephropathy in rats. Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol. 2006 Oct;33(10):940-5.


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