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The latest on glucosamine/chondroitin supplements

Robert H. Shmerling, MD POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2016, 9:30 AM, UPDATED OCTOBER 18, 2016, 11:58 AM When it comes to health supplements, glucosamine and chondroitin are among the most popular. Just how popular are they? According to one estimate, about one in five Americans takes glucosamine and one in 10 takes chondroitin. The cost of these and other non-vitamin supplements and herbal remedies is close to 15 billion dollars per year. So you’d think…

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