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Collagen Hydrolysate Reduces Symptoms of Joint Discomfort
 
Published Thursday, January 31, 2008

FORT LAUDERDALE , Fla. A clinical study presented at the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) Congress, held here Jan. DATES, showed administration of collagen hydrolysate, provided by GELITA AG (Gelita-Health-Initiative.de), reduces joint symptoms brought about by mechanical stress. Significant improvement was demonstrated in the case of the knee, the joint most frequently affected by pain. The prospective, double blind, placeo-controlled, randomized study was carried out at the Faculty for Nutrition and Sports Nutrition in conjunction with the Faculty for Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation at PennStateUniversity, State College, PA. Participants of the study (n=147) suffered from joint symptoms caused by sporting activity, e.g. stress conditions, injury, post-surgical trauma, limited mobility and inflammation; they received 10 g/d of collagen hydrolysate or placebo over a period of 24 weeks. Intervention was significantly superior to placebo treatment with regard to alternative pain therapy; accompanying methods such as physiotherapy and acupuncture became significantly less effective starting at week 18 both groups.

 

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