Latest study: glucosamine and chondroitin work for arthritis
Hey Dr. Joe Feuerstein with the MD
Minute. Thanks for tuning in. Today a quick MD Minute on the most recent
research of glucosamine chondroitin a very well known supplement used for
joint pain. For years we’ve had studies showing that this isn’t
effective; what we now have is the new study just published in Arthritis Care &
Research where Canadian researchers took 96 people who took glucosamine
chondroitin and they compared them to 196 people who didn’t take glucosamine
chondroitin. They put them all in an MRI and what they were looking at was how
quickly the cartilage of the joint of the knee got destroyed, got worn away and what they found was it got worn away much less if you took
glucosamine chondroitin. The speed of the arthritis was slowed down if you
took the supplement. What we also showed was that, unfortunately, it didn’t seem to
help for pain. My take on this is that glucosamine chondroitin does work, it
helps delay progression of arthritis. Dr. Joe Feuerstein with the MD Minute.
Thanks for tuning in.