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0093. Wheatgrass kills and prevents leukemia cells from proliferating

Antiproliferative, apoptotic and antioxidant activities of wheatgrass (Triticum aestivum L.) extract on CML (K562) cell line. Continue reading

Dr Wheatgrass Info | Wednesday, August 12, 2015

0118. Wheatgrass kills human leukemia cells

Cytotoxic effects of commercial wheatgrass and fiber towards human acute promyelocytic leukemia cells (HL60) Continue reading
Dr Wheatgrass Info | Tuesday, August 26, 2014

0019. Wheatgrass extract induces fetal hemoglobin in vitro

Thalassemia: Wheatgrass Shows Promise As An Effective Inducer Of Fetal Hemoglobin Continue reading

Dr Wheatgrass Info | Monday, December 23, 2013

0081. Iron chelating activity of wheatgrass

Investigation into iron chelating activity of Triticum aestivum (wheat grass) in iron-dextran induce iron overload model of thalassemia.
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Dr Wheatgrass Info | Monday, December 16, 2013

0084. Positive effects by wheatgrass on chronic myeloid leukemic cells

Antiproliferative and apoptotic effects of wheatgrass (Triticum aestivum L.) extracts on chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) cell line. Continue reading

Dr Wheatgrass Info | Monday, April 25, 2011

0063. Wheatgrass reduces transfusion requirements in terminally ill cancer patients

Effect of wheat grass juice in supportive care of terminally ill cancer patients—A tertiary cancer centre experience from India. Continue reading

Dr Wheatgrass Info | Thursday, August 26, 2010

0086. Wheatgrass has protective effect on blood in breast cancer patients during chemotherapy

Wheat grass juice may improve hematological toxicity related to chemotherapy in breast cancer patients: a pilot study.
Bar-Sela G, Tsalic M, Fried G, Goldberg H. Nutr Cancer. 2007;58(1):43-48. 

Background:
Chemotherapy has greatly improved our ability to treat cancer, but the treatment comes with a physical cost. One of the most troubling and dangerous side effects of chemotherapy is hematological toxicity. Chemotherapy is designed to kill human cells. Ideally it would kill just cancer cells, but the chemotherapeutic drugs are not always that selective and may destroy healthy, important cells. One of the most commonly affected cells are those of the blood. When chemotherapy destroys red and white blood cells and platelets, it causes anemia, immune system deficits, and blood clotting disorders, respectively.

Clinical Study:
Cancer researchers in Israel studied the effect that wheatgrass juice has on patients undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. They followed 60 patients receiving cytotoxic (cell-killing) chemotherapy; approximately half the patients received wheatgrass juice and the other half simply received routine care. Significantly fewer patients in the wheatgrass juice group had serious events of blood toxicity than the standard care group. The wheatgrass juice group had fewer instances of neutropenic fever, leucopenia with infection, and prolonged neutropenia (low white blood cells). Hemoglobin levels were negatively affected by chemotherapy in both groups, but to a much lower degree in the wheatgrass juice group. Patients taking wheatgrass needed fewer drugs to support blood cell number and function. The one reported side effect of wheatgrass juice was that a majority of patients had difficulty consuming the juice because of its strong odor and taste. This led to increased nausea.

Conclusion:
Wheatgrass juice, when taken along with chemotherapy, helped maintain healthier levels of blood cells and reduced the need for additional supportive medications. The use of wheatgrass juice may be limited because of the strong flavor of the substance in its raw state. Continue reading

Dr Wheatgrass Info | Tuesday, August 24, 2010

0066. Wheatgrass reduces transfusion requirements and ferritin levels in thalassemia intermedia

The role of iron chelation activity of wheat grass juice in blood transfusion requirement of intermediate thalassaemia. Continue reading

Dr Wheatgrass Info | Wednesday, March 03, 2010

0065. Wheatgrass as a natural iron chelator in myelodysplastic syndrome

The role of iron chelation activity of wheat grass juice in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome. Continue reading

Dr Wheatgrass Info | Tuesday, March 02, 2010

0031. Thalassemia. Wheatgrass extract boosts fetal hemoglobin levels in vitro

A DNA-technology-based cellular assay used to measure specific biological activity in a wheatgrass extract. Continue reading
Dr Wheatgrass Info | Monday, May 18, 2009
 

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