During this session, a panel of renowned joint health medical experts will discuss last yeareIUs controversial findings of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Glucosamine/Chondroitin
Arthritis Intervention Trial (GAIT) which among other findings concluded, "combination glucosamine and chondroitin
is effective in treating moderate to severe knee pain due to osteoarthritis (OA).
supplement may work better, but lab analyses have shown that the chondroitin
is more likely to be poorly made.
The authors concluded that glucosamine and chondroitin
are quite effective in treating the symptoms of osteoarthritis, however, they raised important questions.
While none of the supplements evaluated, which included individual B vitamins, fiber and other supplements, were associated with an increased risk of dying over follow-up, adjusted analysis confirmed an association between the use of glucosamine and chondroitin
with reduced risk.
gov) and entered "glucosamine AND chondroitin
AND osteoarthritis," limiting the search to randomized, controlled trials.
I have heard that glucosamine and chondroitin
sulfate can have a blood-thinning effect.
The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study assessed the effects of 28 days of administration of glucosamine hydrochloride (1,500 mg/day) plus chondroitin
sulfate (1,200 mg/day) in 18 adult patients (9 men and 9 women) who were healthy and overweight (body mass index 25.
After two years of once-daily treatment with 1,500 mg of glucosamine and 800 mg of TSI's chondroitin
, the reduction in JSN was approximately half of that demonstrated in the placebo group.
WASHINGTON -- The dietary supplement chondroitin
sulfate significantly reduced the progression of joint space narrowing among patients with knee osteoarthritis in a multicenter, prospective, double-blind study presented in a late-breaking abstract session at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology.
Right now, there are enough well-done trials of glucosamine and chondroitin
to support its use by people with osteoarthritis, if they can afford it," says Moskowitz.
A 1999 study that followed 199 patients being treated for osteoarthritis of the hand found that, over 3 years, 8% of those who took chondroitin
sulfate and 29% of the control group developed new joint lesions.
For an abstract of the GAIT study, "Glucosamine, Chondroitin
Sulfate, and the Two in Combination for Painful Knee Osteoarthritis," go to http://www.
The Finger osteoArthritis Chondroitin
Treatment Study enrolled 162 patients with osteoarthritis verified by X-ray, visual, and functional evaluation.
announced today the publication of results from an international clinical study that demonstrates the effectiveness of glucosamine hydrochloride and chondroitin
sulfate C the same active ingredients found in the joint health dietary supplement CosaminDS -- in the management of joint health and wellness.
com, White Plains, NY, purchased and tested more than 50 human and pet osteoarthritis supplements containing glucosamine, chondroitin
and MSM and found some of the products to be contaminated with lead, missing certain listed ingredients or having inadequate labeling.