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glooh ko suh meen

  • n  an amino derivative of glucose that is a component of many polysaccharides

  • NOT JUST FOR DOGS Finally, a broad look at whether glucosamine and chondroitin--two wildly popular arthritis treatments first used for gimpy dogs and horses--really work on humans.
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  • In the body, glucosamine stimulates production of the building blocks of cartilage, while chondroitin sulfate blocks the action of enzymes that break down old cartilage.
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  • Julie Bishop in Sydney Morning Herald
    As yet there is no cure for osteoarthritis, but any treatment that can help relieve the suffering will be welcomed,Ms Bishop said. "Glucosamine has been used for around 20 years, and there is reasonable evidence that it can help, at least...
  • Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor in Malaysia Star
    There are also some supplements like glucosamine and chondroitin that could help us prevent (osteoarthritis) from becoming worse,says Dr Sheikh Muszaphar.

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