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Supplementing saffron for rheumatoid arthritis relief

The first human trial examining saffron's effects on rheumatoid arthritis is promising on its face but has some study design issues that leave us concerned.

Study under review: The effect of saffron supplement on clinical outcomes and metabolic profiles in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial

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Does saffron supplementation affect the clinical symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, or markers of inflammation and oxidative stress?

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