Glucosamine Can Slow Osteoarthritis
by Wyn Snow, Managing Editor
with glucosamine sulfate over a three-year period can retard progression
of osteoarthritis in the knee, according to new research from Charles
University in Prague. The October issue of the Archives of Internal
Medicine (162, 18:2113-23, 2002) reports on a randomized double
blind study of 202 patients who took either placebo or 1500 mg/day
of glucosamine sulfate.
three years, those patients taking glucosamine showed no narrowing
of the space between bones in the joint, whereas the knee joints
of those taking placebo had narrowed an average of 0.19 mm.
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