by Iswarya on  December 2, 2020 at 11:16 AM Diet & Nutrition News
Glucosamine Could Reduce Overall Death Rates
Glucosamine supplements could decrease overall mortality as regular exercise does, reports a new study. The findings of the study are published in the Journal of American Board of Family Medicine.

"Does this suggest that if you get off work at 5 o'clock one day, you should just skip the gym, take a glucosamine capsule and go home instead?" stated Dana King, who led the study. "That's not what we advise. Keep exercising, but the notion that taking a pill would also be helpful is intriguing."

He and his research partner, Jun Xiang, a WVU health data analyst, estimated data from 16,686 adults who finished the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 1999 to 2010. All of the study volunteers were at least 40 years old. King and Xiang combined these data with 2015 death figures.


After controlling for various factors such as participants' sex, age, smoking status, and physical activity level, the researchers found that taking glucosamine/chondroitin daily for a year or longer was linked to a 39 percent reduction in all-cause death.

It was also tied to a 65 percent decline in heart disease-related deaths. That's a category that includes deaths from coronary artery disease, stroke, and heart disease, the United States' biggest killer. "Once we took everything into account, the influence was pretty significant," King stated.

"In my point of view, it's important that people know about this, so they can discuss the conclusions with their doctor and make an informed choice," he stated.

Source: Medindia

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