Glucosamine may reduce overall death rates as effectively as regular exercise
Assessed data from 16,686 adults who completed the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 1999 to 2010. All of the participants were at least 40 years old. Researchers merged these data with 2015 mortality figures.
After controlling for various factors—such as participants’ age, sex, smoking status and activity level—the researchers found that taking glucosamine/chondroitin every day for a year or longer was associated with a 39 percent reduction in all-cause mortality.
It was also linked to a 65 percent reduction in cardiovascular-related deaths. That’s a category that includes deaths from stroke, coronary artery disease and heart disease, the United States’ biggest killer.
“Once we took everything into account, the impact was pretty significant,” Researchers said.
The results appear in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.
Release date: 01 December 2020
Source: West Virginia University