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Archive for March 8th, 2011

Good News

Good News

Chondroitin Sulphate reduces the volume of cartilage loss.  This is what was proven by a group of Canadian researchers. They published a clinical trial that shows for the first time the disease modifying effects of chondroitin sulfate.  The study looked at quantifying changes in cartilage, over time, by utilizing MRI results.

Patients with knee osteoarthritis were divided into two groups.  One group took chondroitin sulfate,  the control group took a placebo.  After six months MRI results showed that the group of patients taking chondroitin sulfate showed a significant decrease in the loss of articular cartilage.

The lead researcher, Professor Jean-Pierre Pelletier said, “Chondroitin Sulfate is a safe drug with an overall positive effect on OA.”

This study was conducted at the Osteoarthritis Research Unit at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre, and published in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases.