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The effect of nutritional supplements on osteoarthritis


Wang, YY and Prentice, L and Vietta, L and Wluka, A and Cicuttini, F, The effect of nutritional supplements on osteoarthritis, Alternative Medicine Review, 9, (3) pp. 275 - 296. ISSN 1089-5159 (2013) [Refereed Article]


Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of joint disease and cause of musculoskeletal disability in the elderly. Conventional management of OA primarily focuses on the relief of symptoms, using agents such as analgesics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These drugs, however, are associated with significant side effects and fail to slow the progression of OA. Several nutritional supplements have been shown to be at least as effective as NSAIDs at relieving the symptoms of OA, and preliminary evidence suggests several of these supplements may have a role in influencing the course of OA. The purpose of this article is to review the available literature on the effectiveness and safety of nutritional supplements for the treatment of OA.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Clinical sciences
Research Field:Rheumatology and arthritis
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Prentice, L (Dr Louise Prentice)
ID Code:87049
Year Published:2013 (online first 2004)
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2013-11-06
Last Modified:2013-11-06

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