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Table 2 The characteristics of the included studies

From: Effectiveness of Boswellia and Boswellia extract for osteoarthritis patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Study Country Sample size Intervention Mean age (years)
Trial group Control group Trial group Control group Trial group Control group
Vishal 2011 [33] India 30 29 Aflapin 100 mg Placebo 100 mg 53.2 ± 6.5 55.3 ± 8.8
Sengupta 2008 [26] India 47 23 5-Loxin 100 mg or 250 mg Rice bran (placebo) 52.79 ± 8.47 52.43 ± 9.65
Sengupta 2010 [24] India 38 19 Aflapin 100 mg or 5-Loxin 100 mg Excipients (placebo) 100 mg 52.4 ± 8.87 52.4 ± 7.5
Haroyan 2018 [34] Armenia 67 68 Boswellic acid 150 mg + curcuminoids 350 mg Excipients (placebo) 500 mg 57.91 ± 9.02 56.04 ± 8.55
Karimifar 2017 [35] Iran 26 26 Boswellia + Elaeagnus Extraction Ibuprofen 52.0 ± 8.74 52.96 ± 8.57
Notarnicola 2016 [36] Italty 54 58 Boswellic acid 15 mg + Methylsulfonylmethane 10,000 mg Glucosamine sulfate 3000 mg 58.7 ± 12.5 59.5 ± 13.7
Notarnicola 2011 [37] Italty 30 30 Boswellic acid 7.5 mg + Methylsulfonylmethane 5000 mg Placebo 63.4 ± 8.2 60.2 ± 8.6