Efficacy and Safety of Turmeric Extracts for the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials

@article{Wang2021EfficacyAS,
  title={Efficacy and Safety of Turmeric Extracts for the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials},
  author={Zhi-Qi Fanning Wang and Ambrish Singh and Graeme Jones and Tania M Winzenberg and Changhai Ding and Arvind Chopra and Siddhartha Das and Debashish Danda and Laura L. Laslett and Benny Antony},
  journal={Current Rheumatology Reports},
  year={2021},
  volume={23},
  pages={1-11}
}
Purpose of the Review Finding appropriate pharmacological options to treat osteoarthritis (OA) remain challenging. We aimed to determine the efficacy and safety of all types of turmeric extracts for the management of knee OA. Recent Findings Sixteen RCTs of up to 16 weeks duration including 1810 adults with knee OA were included. Eleven RCTs compared the efficacy of turmeric extracts with placebo and five with active comparators (NSAIDs). The overall risk bias of included RCTs was moderate… 
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