India has the lowest incidence of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) in the world and it’s believed that one of the reasons might be their high consumption of turmeric.
Interestingly, India is also one of the countries with the lowest alcohol consumption rates. Alcohol is a known contributor to dementia. With alcohol use now on the rise in India, researchers should pay close attention to trends in AD prevalence in India over the next few decades.
So would it then be accurate to recommend increasing turmeric in our diets and minimizing or abstaining from alcohol use based on this information? Maybe.