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OsteoArthritis – A weighty issue

Osteoarthritis is on the rise. As the leading cause of pain and disability in Australia it affects around 1.8 million people of whom almost two thirds are women. The most interesting development in our understanding of this debilitating condition is the parallel between the increase in osteoarthritis and obesity levels. Recent studies show just how […]

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Curcumin Ain’t Curcumin

Why curcumin bioavailability is so important. Curcumin is the yellow pigment isolated from the rhizomes or rootstock of the popular spice turmeric (curcuma longa) a member of the ginger family. Typically turmeric powder contains around 5% curcumin which is the major biologically active phytochemical in turmeric. Phytochemicals are naturally occurring chemical compounds found in plants. […]

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