Supplement no help in arthritis: study

Supplements of green-lipped mussel extract don’t reduce pain or confer clinical benefit in patients with moderate to severe osteoarthritis, a New Zealand study shows.

Among 80 patients with hip or knee osteoarthritis randomised to either 600mg of the extract or placebo for three months, no difference was found in scores on subjective pain scales, according to the researchers from the University of Otago.

However, patients