In July 2012, researchers from Chiang Mai Medical School in Thailand showed that giving coronary by-pass patients 4 gms of curcumin a day reduced the risk of heart attack by 56 per cent.
Curcumin is known to be anti-inflammatory and is cardio-protective. What was interesting is that the patients only received the curcumin from 4 days before surgery to 5 days after.
The researchers also showed that the curcumin reduced heart cell death across the surgery. C-Reactive protein levels also fell due to the curcumin.
Ref: Wanwarang Wongcharoen, Sasivimon Jai-Aue, et al. Am J Cardiol. 2012 Jul 1; 110(1):40-4. Epub 2012 Apr 3. PMID: 22481014