More negative findings for glucosamine

Glucosamine is no more effective than placebo for improving joint health, finds a study that may be the final nail in the coffin for the popular supplement.

Writing in Arthritis and Rheumatology the researchers from the University of Pittsburgh in the US noted there were marked differences in the reported efficacy of glucosamine between industry sponsored and independently funded trials.

Two industry-funded glucosamine studies had reported decreased progression of radiographic joint space narrowing after three years