Sunday, February 26, 2006

Glucosasmine and New England Journal of Medicine

The mainstream media overlooked the fact that for patients with moderate to severe knee osteoarthritis pain significantly improved with glucosamine and chondrontin. Also, the threshold for improvement (20%) was set too low. This artificially made placebo look better. According to their own data if the threshold for improvement had been 50% in the moderate/severe group, then only the combination of Glucosamine and Chondroitin would have shown a significant improvment.

The New England Journal of Medicine and the media have should be ashamed for not doing their homework. This data clearly supports the use of the combination for use in Moderate to Severe knee osteoarthritis at a much lower cost than Celebrex. I still recommend the combination of supplements for my patients.

For the full abstract click here.

For more sports medicine information click here.

Disclaimer: I have no financial interest in Celebrex or any supplements.