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Chondroitin keeps heart patients alive | The Morrison study
Two days ago we wrote about a recent Spanish epidemiological study, in which users of supplements containing chondroitin had fewer heart attacks than non-users. American cardiologist Lester Morrison was already aware of the protective effect of chondroitin decades ago. That's why he treated his patients with it. With success, according to his scientific publications.
This table tells you more about the subjects.
Morrison treated the subjects for 6 years. For the first 3 months they received 10 grams of chondroitin daily, divided over 3 intakes. Then he usually reduced the dose to one and a half grams per day, again divided into 3 intakes. During the last 15 months of the treatment period, most subjects received an even lower dose.
A more precise description of Morrison's dosing schedules can be found below. Click on the figure for a larger version.
Morrison had discovered, among other things, that chondroitin inhibits the formation of blood clots. In addition, Morrison discovered that vascular walls absorbed less cholesterol by administering chondroitin. This suggests that chondroitin repairs damaged vessel walls. The body probably uses the administered chondroitin as a raw material for vessel walls.