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0117. Wheatgrass positively influences immune modulation

The Immunologically Active Oligosaccharides Isolated from Wheatgrass Modulate Monocytes via Toll-like Receptor-2 Signaling
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Dr Wheatgrass Info | Tuesday, August 26, 2014

0109. Maxillofacial surgeons support wheat germ for the treatment of tumors of the oral cavity

Recommendation of the Hungarian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (Magyar Arc-, Állcsont- és Szájsebészeti Társoság) in the indication of supportive therapy with Avemar.  Continue reading

Dr Wheatgrass Info | Sunday, March 03, 2013

0108. Wheat germ extract protects against chemotherapy-induced side effects in children

Fermented wheat germ extract reduces chemotherapy-induced febrile neutropenia in pediatric cancer patients. Continue reading

Dr Wheatgrass Info | Sunday, March 03, 2013

0107. Wheat-based product reduces recurrence of colorectal cancer

First clinical data of a natural immunomodulator in colorectal cancer.  Continue reading

Dr Wheatgrass Info | Sunday, March 03, 2013

0111. Wheat Germ Enhances Quality of Life for Patients with Lung Cancer

Use of products containing wheat germ enhances quality of life for patients with lung cancer. Continue reading

Dr Wheatgrass Info | Friday, February 22, 2013

0110. Wheat Germ Extract (Avemarâ„¢) Improves Survival of High-Risk Skin Melanoma Patients

Adjuvant fermented wheat germ extract (Avemar) nutraceutical improves survival of high-risk skin melanoma patients: a randomized, pilot, phase II clinical study with a 7-year follow-up.  Continue reading

Dr Wheatgrass Info | Friday, February 22, 2013

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

0075. Wheat germ helps protect children from chemotherapy-related adverse reactions

Fermented wheat germ extract reduces chemotherapy-induced febrile neutropenia in pediatric cancer patients. Continue reading

Dr Wheatgrass Info | Sunday, August 15, 2010
 

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