Oral Supplementation Of Turmeric Attenuates Proteinuria, Transforming Growth Factor-β And Interleukin-8 Levels In Patients With Overt Type 2 Diabetic Nephropathy: A Randomized, Double-blind And Placebo-controlled Study
|Trial Design||Double blind|
|Trial Length||1-6 months|
|Number of Subjects||40|
In persons with type II diabetic nephropathy (declining kidney function associated with type II diabetes), curcumin at 22.1mg thrice a day (via turmeric) was able to exert anti-inflammatory effects (significant decrease in TGF-β, no significant influence on IL-8 or TNF-a) and decrease proteinuria (protein in the urine) over 2 months.