Ambiguity Creeps Into Report on GAIT Study of Arthritis Supplements

Negative and positive headlines generated; industry intrigued by mixed messages.

When NIH-funded researchers completed their rigorous Glucosamin/ chondroitin Arthritis Intervention Trial (GAIT) last year, there seemed to be nothing ambiguous about their primary conclusion: A combination of glucosamine and chondroitin was “effective in treating moderate to severe knee pain from osteoarthritis,” according to an abstract of the study results.

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