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Glucosamine intake leads to lower risk of heart disease and stroke


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Regular intake of the joint supplement glucosamine lowers the risk of heart disease and stroke.

People suffering from joint pain and arthritis take glucosamine.

Regular glucosamine intake reduces levels of C-reactive protein, a chemical associated with inflammation.

Risk of coronary heart disease, stroke and related death lowered by 9 to 22 per cent compared to those who didn’t take it.

Needs further research to determine the dose and duration of glucosamine that is beneficial for heart disease.

466,039 British men and women participated in this study.

Research by Harvard School of Public Health, published in the British Medical Journal.

Reduces levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation

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