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Med Hypotheses. 1998 Oct;51(4):347-9.

Glucosamine in osteoarthritis and gastrointestinal disorders: an exemplar of the need for a paradigm shift.

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Brampton Pain Clinic, Bramalea, Ontario, Canada.

Abstract

Glucosamine, after a latent period, is rapidly developing a position in the treatment of osteoarthritis, as well as a potential therapeutic place in wound healing and gastrointestinal disorders. Although recognized for a great many years, the association of gastrointestinal disorders and arthritis has been looked on as an unexplained oddity. Could this be indicative of a common etiology in the rate-limiting production of glucosamine? Could diverse presentations and pathology be due to a common-stem biochemical defect?

PMID:
9824843
DOI:
10.1016/s0306-9877(98)90060-3
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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