Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Chondroitin no better than placebo for arthritis pain

Too bad. Although, when reading the article, it sounds like both the initial claims of effectiveness as well as the current claims of ineffectiveness are to be taken with a grain of salt. Current claims say earlier studies were poorly designed. However, other researchers point out that current claims are based on analysis of only 3 of 19 studies.

Either way, experts seem to agree that chondroitin does no harm, and providers are not telling patients to change their chondroitin taking routines.


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