Glucosamine Supplements Linked to Lower CVD Event Risks 07105


Glucosamine Supplements Linked to Lower CVD Event Risks

People who regularly take glucosamine supplements appear to have a moderately lower risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) events, results from 22 centers participating in the UK Biobank suggest.
Glucosamine use was associated with a 15% lower risk for total CVD events and a 9% to 22% lower risk for strokecoronary heart disease (CHD), and CVD death after adjustment for age, sex, body mass index, race, lifestyle factors, diet, medications, and other supplements.
“Even though the use of glucosamine is related to only 15% reduced risk, the effect size is similar to most of the protective dietary factors,” senior author Lu Qi, MD, PhD, from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, told | Medscape Cardiology.
“Another thing that really convinced me about the relationship was that glucosamine use showed a highly consistent association with the various events,” he said.

BMJ. Published online May 14, 2019. Full text

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