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Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM, and Fish Oils have surprisingly strong cancer preventing effects

May 25, 2009

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of Washington state that millions of Americans use dietary supplements. They examined the use of dietary supplements over the course of a ten year period in men and women between the ages of 50 to 76 who were taking part in the Vitamins and Lifestyle Cohort Study.

Any use of either Glucosamine or Chondroitin over the previous 10 years was connected to protection from lung cancer and colorectal cancer likely due to the supplements anti-inflammatory effects. The supplement Glucosamine decreased the risk of lung cancer by 26% and decreased the risk of colorectal cancer by 28%. The supplement Chondroitin decreased the risk of lung cancer by 28% and decreased the risk of colorectal cancer by 35%. Fish Oils decreased the risk of colorectal cancer by 35%, MSM decreased the risk of colorectal cancer by a whopping 65% all according to this study. Garlic’s effects were questionable at best but a lack of standardization of garlic and their quality brings these results into question in my opinion. The study is published in the May 1, 2009 issue of the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention.