ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

The Health Benefits of Manuka Honey

Increase Your Magnesium Intake

Vitamin D supplementation could ease IBS symptoms

Top Tips to Boost Your Immunity

11 Amazing Health Benefits of Using Baking Soda

Nicotinamide riboside shows promise for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease

Exercise, calcium, vitamin D, and other factors linked with fewer injurious falls

Vitamin D3 Is a Powerhouse for Your Heart

Curcumin Supplementation May Impart Long-Term Cognitive Benefits

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy can program obesity in children

 
Print Page
Email Article

Glucosamine sulfate reduces arthritis progress in postmenopausal women

  [ 134 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • March 22, 2004


Glucosamine sulfate has been found in several studies to improve osteoarthritis (OA) symptoms and retard the structural degradation of the disease. Because knee osteoarthritis occurs more frequently in women than men after the age of 50, a possible role for hormone deficiency as a risk factor has been suggested, yet the current level of evidence does not recommend hormone replacement as a therapy for the disease.

In the current study, published in the March/April 2004 issue of the journal, Menopause, researchers evaluated a population of 319 postmenopausal women with knee osteoarthritis who had taken part in two three-year randomized, placebo controlled trials. Minimal knee joint space width, a measure of arthritis progression, was measured by radiographic imaging at the beginning of the studies and at three years. Additionally, symptoms such as joint pain severity, stiffness, and limitation of physical function, were evaluated at the beginning and end of the studies.

After three years it was found that 20.6 percent of the women who had received the placebo showed a clinically relevant narrowing of joint space width, compared to only 6.9 percent of those who received glucosamine sulfate. On average, there was a small increase in minimal joint space width among those who received glucosamine. Symptoms improved for those receiving glucosamine and tended to worsen for those in the placebo group, except for stiffness, which was the same between the two groups after three years.

The authors conclude that, “This analysis, focusing on a large cohort of postmenopausal women, demonstrated for the first time that a pharmacological intervention for osteoarthritis has a disease-modifying effect in this particular population, the most frequently affected by knee osteoarthritis.” ( Bruyer O et al, “ Glucosamine sulfate reduces osteoarthritis progression in postmenopausal women with knee osteoarthritis: evidence from two 3-year studies,” Menopause, vol 11 no 2 2004) Source: Life Extension (online at www.lef.org)



Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Optimized Curcumin Longvida with Omega-3

Featured Products

Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils

Natural Remedies

Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Tart Cherry Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Tart Cherry
Why Berries Offer a Rainbow of Health Benefits Why Berries Offer a Rainbow of Health Benefits
SAD? Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder SAD? Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder
Could a B-12 Deficiency Be Causing Your Symptoms? Could a B-12 Deficiency Be Causing Your Symptoms?
Olea25 Olive Hydroxytyrosol Hits Astonishing 68,000+ ORAC Antioxidant Value Olea25 Olive Hydroxytyrosol Hits Astonishing 68,000+ ORAC Antioxidant Value

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2018 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map