DONA™ USA NEWS
Boston, November 15, 1999.
Glucosamine Sulfate Reduces Progression of Knee Osteoarthritis
Glucosamine sulfate, a dietary supplement sold over the counter in drug and health food stores in US and as a prescription drug in Europe and other countries, reduces the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee, according to research presented at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting Nov. 12-17 in Boston, Mass.
"For the first time, we have shown that a compound may be able at least to slow down the progression of osteoarthritis", said lead investigator Jean-Yves Reginster, MD PhD, of the University of Liege in Belgium.
The American College of Rheumatology is the professional organization for rheumatologists and health professionals who share a dedication to healing, preventing disability and curing arthritis and related rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. For more information on the ACR's annual meeting, see http://www.rheumatology.org.