Speed Reading — Level 6 — 200 wpm 

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Scientists think turmeric could help our brain to heal. This is good news for people with brain diseases. Neuroscientists in Germany examined the effects of turmeric on rats. They injected rats with chemicals from the spice and found increased nerve cell growth. They say the spice could lead to drugs for strokes and brain diseases. A researcher said turmeric could "boost the effectiveness" of our brain cells, and help repair our brain.

More research and trials are needed. An Alzheimer's specialist told the BBC it was too early to know if the research will help us. She said: "It is not clear whether the results of this research would translate to people." She added that doctors would need to see more studies to understand how turmeric might help the brain. She said there was no need for people to "stock up on supplies of turmeric for the spice rack".

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