Turmeric supplement for knee OA still on the fringe

The jury is still out on the effectiveness of curcumin (turmeric supplements) in reducing the symptoms of knee osteoarthritis, despite some small signals from a recent pilot study. The Tasmanian RCT randomised 70 patients with symptomatic knee OA and effusion synovitis to either Curcuma longa (CL) extract or placebo for 12 weeks. It found knee ...

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