Glucosamine linked to lower CVD risk

Patients taking the supplement for osteoarthritis pain may be benefitting from its overall anti-inflammatory effects, say researchers

People who take glucosamine for osteoarthritis pain could also be reducing their risk of stroke and death from heart disease, according to a large international study.

After following more than 466,000 participants (mean age 55-59) for seven years, US researchers found those taking glucosamine (around 90,000) had a 22% lower risk of CVD death than non-users.