Arthritis Patients Get No Help From Popular Supplement

September 30, 2008

A new study in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism has found that arthritis patients receive no benefit from the popular supplementglucosamine and chrondroitin sulfate......Washington (ChattahBox) – A new study in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism has found that arthritis patients receive no benefit from the popular supplement glucosamine and chrondroitin sulfate.

Researchers were led by Allen Sawitzke, professor of internal medicine at the University of Utah, and looked at if the supplement was able to slow cartilage loss in arthritis patients.

They carried out the study for 2-years, and found that the supplement did no better than sugar pills in helping patients.

The supplement glucosamine chrondroitin is a popular dietary supplement in the U.S.


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