A national study into the actual effect of two popular supplements – glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate – for Knee Arthritis have proven no more effective in than a placebo. Yet lead researcher Allen D. Sawitzke, MD, of the University of Utah School of Medicine is quick to point out the two-year study was not large enough or long enough to draw any conclusions:
“I would definitely not want the message from this study to be that these supplements don’t work at all,” he says. “That would be a disservice because they might prove valuable in future studies.”
In another recent study it was shown that resistance training does actually prove an effective treatment against Osteoarthritis.
It seems once again, in terms of body ailments, that keeping active trumps all other sorts of medical supplements and drugs. The general message seems clear… Stay active people!
Follow the link for the full details of the osteoarthritis supplement research study.