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Australian Consumer Group Doubts Glucosamine Good For Arthritis

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

A consumer group's review of glucosamine products sold in Australia found many lacked enough of the active ingredient to be effective in treating arthritis. The group Choice also said clinical trials so far have not proved glucosamine to be an effective treatment. The group said it studied 26 products containing the ingredient derived from crustacean shells and noted many trials on it have found placebos to be just as effective. Australian regulations set the amount of active ingredient per tablet or capsule. (Click here for more

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