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Osteoarthritis patients benefit from turmeric extract

22nd September 2010

New research has suggested that people with osteoarthritis may benefit from taking an extract of turmeric.

Scientists enrolled 50 patients with osteoarthritis and conducted a clinical trial, which found the spice helped people with joint pain and stiffness. Half of the participants were given standard medical treatment. The other half, which received a special turmeric formulation alongside standard care, benefited from a 58% decrease in overall pain and stiffness compared to those who received standard treatment. However, Arthritis Research UK urged caution about the study findings.

 

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