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[Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate in the treatment of arthritis].

Authors
  • Angermann, Peter
Type
Published Article
Journal
Ugeskrift for laeger
Publication Date
Jan 27, 2003
Volume
165
Issue
5
Pages
451–454
Identifiers
PMID: 12599841
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate are naturally occurring substances used by an increasing number of Danish patients with arthritis, although neither of the compounds has been approved for sale in Denmark. Both substances can be taken by mouth and have no known significant side effects. Glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate have been examined in laboratory and animal experiments, and in several clinical studies, which have shown some effect on the symptoms of early or moderate arthritis. The long-term effect has not been evaluated sufficiently and studies of the relation between dose and effect are lacking for both compounds.

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