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Chondroitin for osteoarthritis of the knee or hip
Article Type: Reviews of effectiveness From: Clinical Governance: An International Journal, Volume 13, Issue 3
S. Reichenbach, R. Sterchi, M. Scherer, S. Trelle, E. Burgi, U. Burgi, P.A. Dieppe and P. Juni (2007), “Meta-analysis: chondroitin for osteoarthritis of the knee or hip”
Annals of Internal MedicineVol. 146 No. 8pp. 580-90
This well-conducted and reliable review concluded that evidence from large and methodologically sound trials suggests that the symptomatic benefit of chondroitin is minimal or non-existent. However, it should be noted that the majority of the included studies showed favourable effects of chondroitin.