Glucosamine, Chondroitin and Fish Oil Capsules save lives

June 02, 2010

Researchers at the University of Washington Seattle and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer research Center in Seattle evaluated whether long-term use (10 year use) of different supplements had an effect on mortality. Besides vitamins and minerals they also looked at Glucosamine, Chondroitin, Saw Palmetto, Ginkgo biloba, Garlic, Fish Oil Capsules, and fiber and dying from any cause.

Almost seventy-eight thousand Washington State resident s aged from 50 to 76 were followed for an average of five-years. Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and Fish Oil Capsules all independently were tied to a 17% drop in the risk of dying over the study period.

The study is published in the June 2010 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.