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Glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, quercetin glycosides effective in treating knee OA


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effect of a dietary supplement containing glucosamine hydrochloride, chondroitin sulfate and quercetin glycosides on symptomatic knee osteoarthritis: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study

J Sci Food Agric. 2012 Mar 15;92(4):862-9. doi: 10.1002/jsfa.4660. Epub 2011 Oct 3

Contributing Authors: N Kanzaki K Saito A Maeda Y Kitagawa Y Kiso K Watanabe A Tomonaga I Nagaoka H Yamaguchi

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Synopsis

40 patients suffering from knee osteoarthritis (OA) were randomised into two groups to either receive a dietary supplement containing glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate and quercetin (GCQ), or a placebo. At 16 weeks, results indicated that the supplement was effective in the relieving knee joint pain without the presence of adverse effects associated with its use.

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