Curcumin Spice and Physical and Cognitive Function


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.


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


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

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Monetary compensation


Can be done from home



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

Principal Investigator

Steve Anton, PhD


Aging and Geriatric Research

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