Glucosamine and chondroitin are very popular supplements and they are advertised to help with joint pain and arthritis. Are they really helpful? is the dose, the type of arthritis, the length of treatment or the brand of supplement that matters?
Let’s talk about the scientific evidence of using these supplements in patients with arthritis like osteoarthritis.
2:17 What are supplements?
3:07 Are glucosamine and chondroitin good for arthritis?
6:06 Landmark study about these supplements GAIT study
7:02 Moves Trial
7:30 Alternatives to NSAIDs?
7:44 Are they recommended by the Osteoarthritis guidelines?
8:16 Closing remarks
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Dr Diana Girnita is a double board certified physician in rheumatology and internal medicine. She completed a PhD in immunology, a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University, immunology fellowship at University of Pittsburgh and rheumatology fellowship at University of Cincinnati. Dr. Girnita graduated from the Nutrition Science course from Stanford University and a Mindfulness course from The University of Massachusetts; She is the founder & CEO of Rheumatologist OnCall, a practice focused on broadening access to rheumatology and offering patients an integrative medicine approach.
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