Tag Archive for joint pain

Editors may be too optimistic in weather-related pain article


The Wall Street Journal posts this piece How Achy Joints Predict the Weather – WSJ.com. with this as their subtitle: Granny was right: Scientists find link between achy joints and the forecast The actual article and the science does not really say that. The editors elevated the results a bit too high here, perhaps because…

Consumer Reports on glucosamine and chondroitin


And the results are – you are likely wasting your money. The facts about joint supplements. U.S. consumers spent $753 million in 2012 on supplements of glucosamine and chondroitin in an attempt to relieve pain and stiffness from arthritis, according to the Nutrition Business Journal. But the scientific jury is still out as to whether…

Shark Cartilage: Now REALLY not worth it


Shark Cartilage May Contain Toxin – NYTimes.com. Shark cartilage, which has been hyped as a cancer preventive and joint-health supplement, may contain a neurotoxin that has been linked with Alzheimer’s and Lou Gehrig’s disease. Scientists at the University of Miami analyzed cartilage samples collected from seven species of sharks off the coast of Florida. The…