Curcumin Spice and Physical and Cognitive Function

Purpose

The purpose of this research study is to test whether the dietary supplement curcumin, an extract of the spice turmeric (commonly used in Middle Eastern and Asian cooking), maintains or improves mental and physical function, as well as inflammation, in older adults at risk of declining mobility.

Procedures

  • Take curcumin or placebo ("sugar pill") for 3 months
  • Baseline visit and 3 monthly visits involving blood tests, walking tests and questionnaires

Eligibility

  • Age 70+
  • Have some difficulty walking
  • Not taking pain or diabetes medications
Please contact study team for additional eligibility criteria.

Study Information Flyer

Gender

Male
Female

Monetary compensation

Yes

Can be done from home

No

Keywords

Walking abnormalities, Aging changes in the bones - muscles - joints, Osteoporosis - overview

Principal Investigator

Steve Anton, PhD

Department

Aging and Geriatric Research

Contact Information

recruit@aging.ufl.edu

352-273-5919


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