Readily Available Joint Supplement Might Have an Unexpected Benefit For Heart Health

Mike McRae | Science Alert

Most people take the supplement glucosamine to ease the discomfort of aching joints. While contention remains over the substance’s alleged benefits for your joints, a new study has found glucosamine could have a positive effect of a different sort.

A massive study of nearly half a million medical records suggests those who take this popular supplement appear to have a significantly lower risk of developing coronary heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular conditions.

Researchers from Tulane University in New Orleans used data from the UK Biobank to investigate suspicions that glucosamine might have health benefits aside from alleviating the pain of bad knees.

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