VA study suggests glucosamine protects against lung cancer

From Green Right Now ReportsGlucosamine plays a key role in building cartilage and many older people take glucosamine supplements to reduce inflammation from osteoarthritis, a type of arthritis that occurs when cartilage breaks down or is lost. Now a ┬áteam of researchers has found that taking glucosamine may also prevent lung cancer. The researchers from the Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center and the Portland VA Medical Center have found that taking glucosamine recently released ┬áthe study, in which people who used the supplement for a long period of time developed fewer cases of adenocarcinoma — a type of cancer — of the lung than others their age who did not take the supplement.