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Is glucosamine effective against arthritis?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Modest benefits.: Some people in medicine believe not, and I am among those. Others believe some benefit occurs. Notice that the fda has not allowed any such products to be labeled as effective. I point to the cochrane analysis, which suggests no benefit. 3 billion dollars are spent on these supplements!
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