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Chondroitin won't relieve the pain of osteoarthritis

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.334.7599.873-a (Published 26 April 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:873

A meta-analysis has shown that chondroitin is no better than placebo for reducing the pain of osteoarthritis. A linked editorial (pp 611-2) points out that many patients have a powerful belief in the supplement, and that continuing to take …

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