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Can glucosamine supplement to prevent future joint problem?

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Dr. Theodore Shybut
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In brief: No evidence for this

Glucosamine & chondroitin are supplements that some believe help osteoarthritis pain; studies have shown mixed results; 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; stay active, injury free, and keep your weight down.

In brief: No evidence for this

Glucosamine & chondroitin are supplements that some believe help osteoarthritis pain; studies have shown mixed results; 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; stay active, injury free, and keep your weight down.
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