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Curcumin, the spice that gives curry its vivid color, can thwart joint pain as effectivel­y as nonsteroid­al anti-inflammato­ry drugs (NSAIDs), according to researcher­s reporting in the journal Drug Design, Developmen­t and Therapy. They examined 15 studies in which arthritis patients taking curcumin supplement­s showed improvemen­ts in pain and stiffness that were on par with high-dose ibuprofen and the prescripti­on NSAID celecoxib. The study authors credit curcumin’s anti-inflammato­ry action for its ability to ease pain and enhance mobility. A brand we like: Terry Naturally CuraMed ($28 for 60 softgels;

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