Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate in knee osteoarthritis led to less cartilage volume loss
(dailyRx News) Knee arthritis can become more painful and severe as patients lose cartilage. Much research has been devoted to figuring out whether nutritional supplements can slow this process.
A recent study looked at a group of knee osteoarthritis patients to see how different treatments affected structural changes in the knee, like loss of cartilage.
The researchers found that osteoarthritis patients taking glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, which are over-the-counter supplements, retained more cartilage, regardless of the other arthritis medications they were taking.
The authors of this study wrote that patients with less severe knee damage at baseline benefited most from the supplements.
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