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Is liver affected by glucosamine?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Doubt it

There is not much evidence of liver damage by glucosamine.
According to mayo clinic : one patient developed liver inflammation (acute cholestatic hepatitis) after taking glucosamine forte. Review this good article. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/glucosamine/ns_patient-glucosamine/dsection=safety.

In brief: Doubt it

There is not much evidence of liver damage by glucosamine.
According to mayo clinic : one patient developed liver inflammation (acute cholestatic hepatitis) after taking glucosamine forte. Review this good article. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/glucosamine/ns_patient-glucosamine/dsection=safety.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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In brief: It can be

It is taken up by the liver, where it is metabolized (though the kidneys help excrete it out in the urine as well).

In brief: It can be

It is taken up by the liver, where it is metabolized (though the kidneys help excrete it out in the urine as well).
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