193 patients with arthritic knees received 1,000 mg of curcumin (BCM-95) or 1,200 mg of acetaminophen daily during a 6 week trial.
Results: About the same number of participants in each group had at least a 20% reduction in pain and stiffness (about 70% of the participants in each group).
BUT, 20% of the participants in the curcumin group had up to a 70% reduction in their pain and stiffness while NO ONE in the acetaminophen group had any better than a 20% improvement.
Adverse effects: 13% of participants in the drug group, 5% of participants in the curcumin group experienced adverse effects.
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