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Supplements to ease arthritis questioned

September 30, 2008 12:07:34 AM PDT
A new study is raising questions about two popular supplements people take to ease arthritis and joint pain.University of Utah researchers say there is little evidence that glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate work better than a placebo to slow the disease. They are the sixth top selling dietary supplements in the U.S., with sales of $831 million last year.

However, doctors say patients should keep taking them if they think the supplements are working.


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