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A Pilot Observational Clinical Survey: Impacts of Tahitian Noni Juice on the Quality of Life of Patients With Osteoarthritis

2014-08-27 03:15:50 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Tahitian Noni Juice (TNJ) made from Morinda citrifolia (noni) fruits may provide a safe adjunctive treatment for osteoarthritis (OA) due to its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. In this study the investigators examined whether TNJ was able to improve the symptoms and quality of life (QOL) of OA patients. The investigators also sought to evaluate the tolerability and safety of TNJ.

This was an open label three-month intervention pilot study. Data were collected by pre and post intervention survey as well as laboratory testing. Inclusion criteria were: adults of both sexes aged 40 to 75, with a diagnosis of OA on the hip or knee by their primary care physician, not on prescription medicine for OA, and who were willing to drink 3 oz of TNJ a day.

Study Design

Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment

Conditions

Osteoarthritis

Intervention

Noni Juice

Location

University of Illinois-Chicago College of Medicine at Rockford
Rockford
Illinois
United States
61107

Status

Completed

Source

University of Illinois

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:15:50-0400

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