Glucosamine no better than placebo for OA

Professor David Hunter, from the Royal North Shore Hospital and University of Sydney, told the Australian Rheumatology Association annual scientific meeting this week one of the main problems of managing the condition was that much of what was done relied on a placebo effect.

“There have been lots and lots of studies done with glucosamine and they are quite variable in terms of their methods,” Professor Hunter told MO.

“The best evidence currently available would suggest they are no better than a placebo.”