JAMA meta-analysis finds glucosamine and chondroitin useful
The article, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association,
analyzed data from six studies on glucosamine and nine on chondroitin
published between 1966 and 1999. Overall, the research showed moderate
to significant benefits on pain and mobility compared to placebo, in
patients with arthritis in the hip or knee. There were no serious side
effects. However, scientists did find methodological flaws in some of
the studies. The meta-analysis was funded by the National Institutes
Associated Press, March 15, 2000.
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