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Can glucosamine relieve arthritis pain & stiffness?
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By Herb Weisman, KOMONews.com, November 15, 2016 Millions of people take glucosamine or glucosamine with chondroitin to reduce the stiffness and pain caused by arthritis. And they swear by it. But despite years of testing, there is no scientific proof that these supplements really work any better than taking a placebo. Dr. John Swartzberg, head of the editorial board at the UC Berkeley Letter says these supplements may appear to help because arthritis pain comes and goes. "So if you start glucosamine when your knee is really bad, it's likely going to get better whether you took it or not,”...