Glucosamine and chondroitin are found naturally in cartilage, and are popularly taken as dietary supplements to help OA. Indeed, the combination is among the most popular so-called dietary nutritional supplements consumed by Americans, with a market estimated at perhaps one-billion dollars annually.
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t s all over the news today. Depending on the accuracy of the headline, you may conclude that worms live longer when exposed to glucosamine, mice live 10 percent longer when fed glucosamine or that YOU may live 8 years longer if you take the stuff. As we always caution, be careful of the headlines. They are often misleading or just plain wrong.
It should be no surprise to anyone who reads our Dispatch that we at ACSH are not fans of dietary supplements. Our Dr. Josh Bloom has written repeatedly