Mar 03, 2011 - 11:11 am
Prostate Cancer & Chondroitin
Chondroitin is a safe and effective dietary supplement for most people; however, men who have prostate cancer or those at high risk of the cancer, may need to think twice before taking it. Several studies have reported a link between chondroitin sulfate and the spread of prostate cancer.
The Good News
There is no evidence linking glucosamine to the progression of prostate cancer. A randomized controlled clinical trial shows that glucosamine preserves the thickness of joint cartilage, thus slowing the progression of osteoarthritis.
The Bad News
Research continues. However, it is recommended that men with prostate cancer avoid chondroitin sulfate until clinical trials can demonstrate its safe use with this cancer.