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Glucosamine may help prevent cardiovascular disease

The dietary supplement glucosamine may help prevent cardiovascular disease and reduce mortality, research suggests

The dietary supplement glucosamine may help prevent cardiovascular disease and reduce mortality, research suggests

Glucosamine is a supplement widely used to relieve osteoarthritis and joint pain. Its effectiveness for joint pain continues to be debated but there is emerging evidence that it may prevent cardiovascular disease and reduce mortality.

Several mechanisms could explain the protective relationship between glucosamine and cardiovascular disease. Glucosamine is associated with a reduction in C-reactive protein concentrations, which is a marker for systemic inflammation.

These anti-inflammatory properties may prevent the development of cardiovascular disease. Previous studies have also found that glucosamine could mimic a low carbohydrate diet by

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