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Which supplements can I recommend to my osteoarthritis patients?

Liu, X, Eyles, J, McLachlan, A and Mobasheri, Ali (2018) Which supplements can I recommend to my osteoarthritis patients? Rheumatology.

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Abstract

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic and disabling joint disease with limited evidence-based pharmacological treatment options available that improve outcomes for patients safely. Faced with few effective pharmacological treatments, the use of dietary supplements and complementary medicines for symptomatic relief amongst people living with OA has grown. The aim of this review is to provide a summary of existing evidence and recommendations supporting the use of supplements for OA. Systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials investigating oral supplements for treating OA were identified. Limited research evidence supports recommendations for the oral use of Boswellia serrata extract and pycnogenol, curcumin and methylsulfonylmethane in people with OA despite the poor quality of the available studies. Few studies adequately reported possible adverse effects related to supplementation, although the products were generally recognized as safe. Further high quality trials are needed to improve the strength of evidence to support this recommendation and better guide optimal treatment of people living with OA.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Liu, XUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Eyles, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
McLachlan, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Mobasheri, Alia.mobasheri@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 3 April 2018
Copyright Disclaimer : This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Rheumatology, following peer review. The version of record will be available online at: https://academic.oup.com/rheumatology
Uncontrolled Keywords : Osteoarthritis; supplements; self-management; treatment; recommendations; complementary medicines
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 03 Jan 2018 10:08
Last Modified : 03 Jan 2018 10:08
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/845516

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