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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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Exercise is key for people with arthritis.

Exercise is a good way for people with arthritis to control pain and improve physical function. Many people who have arthritis are often too scared to exercise because they think they will hurt themselves, but the condition may only get worse if they don’t get or keep moving. The best way to start is to […]

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How to recognize arthritis symptoms

It’s little wonder that osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. Age and obesity are two major risk factors. Since the baby boomer generation is getting older, and many of them are overweight, osteoarthritis is predicted to increase by 66 to 100 per cent by the year 2020. Osteoarthritis is the leading cause of […]

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