BMJ 2010: 341: 679 – 738 (2nd October)

Stop recommending glucosamine for patients with OA.  A meta-analysis of the effects of glucosamine, chondroitin, or both on hip or knee OA found no clinically relevant effect either on pain or on narrowing of the joint space.  At least some of the hitherto published effect seems to have been due to industry funded trials.

However, one of life’s concerns is laid to rest – paracetamol use in the first two years is not linked to increased risk of asthma.  One for the ‘one less thing to worry about’ category.


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