Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Does glucosamine improve pain and function in osteoarthritis?

Bottom Line:
Multiple meta-analyses indicate that glucosamine does not reliably improve pain or function in osteoarthritis. Any suggestion of benefit with certain formulations is at high risk of bias associated with low quality studies^ industry funding^ and selective reporting/publication.


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https://www.acfp.ca/tools-for-practice/

Publication Date: 2014-7-21
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 15:55:45