Topic: Chondroitin Sulfate and Glucosamine in Treating Arthritis

Dr. Lee:
So you're saying that even though there are many types of arthritis, glucosamine and chondroitin are really used for osteoarthritis or degenerative arthritis.  Am I correct?

Dr. Shiel:
They have only been shown, at this point, according to scientific studies, to be helpful for the purpose of treating symptoms of treating osteoarthritis.

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Last Editorial Review: 7/6/2004




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