Agarwal KA, Tripathi CD, Agarwal BB, Saluja S. Efficacy of turmeric (curcumin) in pain and postoperative fatigue after laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled study. Surg Endosc. June 14, 2011; [epub ahead of print]. doi:10.1007/s00464-011-1793-z.

Simply said: if anyone was operated for the gallbladder [cholecystectomy = which BY THE way often can be prevented] then use of curcum [turmeric] freely after the operation can do a lot of good!