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Should a young runner take glucosamine chondroitin?
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Dr. Theodore Shybut
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In brief: You can, but...
Glucosamine & chondroitin might help w osteoarthritis pain; the american academy of orthopedic surgeons recommend against prescription of these for knee oa as a randomized controlled trial showed no benefit; there is no evidence at present to show they can prevent future joint problems; train intelligently to avoid injuries; you can try g/c, but note they will be of theoretical benefit.
Good luck!

In brief: You can, but...
Glucosamine & chondroitin might help w osteoarthritis pain; the american academy of orthopedic surgeons recommend against prescription of these for knee oa as a randomized controlled trial showed no benefit; there is no evidence at present to show they can prevent future joint problems; train intelligently to avoid injuries; you can try g/c, but note they will be of theoretical benefit.
Good luck!
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