Glucosamine for osteoarthritis: part I, review of the clinical evidence.

@article{Biggee2004GlucosamineFO,
  title={Glucosamine for osteoarthritis: part I, review of the clinical evidence.},
  author={Beth Anne Biggee and Timothy Mcalindon},
  journal={Medicine and health, Rhode Island},
  year={2004},
  volume={87 6},
  pages={
          176-9
        }
}
Glucosamine is a popular nutritional supplement for OA. This supplement has shown moderate efficacy in meta-analysis and large industry-sponsored clinical trials. However, smaller independent studies have not shown significant benefit. It is difficult to compare these clinical trials due to heterogeneity in trial design, differences in glucosamine products, and differences in osteoarthritic populations being studied. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and the… CONTINUE READING

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