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The Effects of Curcumin in Decreasing Pain in Patients with Osteoarthritis

  title={The Effects of Curcumin in Decreasing Pain in Patients with Osteoarthritis},
  author={Lisa Ha and Andrea K. Nesteby},
Background: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common degenerative joint disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the cartilage or cushion between joints breaks down from “wear and tear” causing inflammation and symptoms such as pain, stiffness and swelling that can lead to chronic disability and functional impairment. The most common conventional treatment is non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), but there are significant risks associated with their use. Recent studies… 

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