Effect of wheat grass juice in supportive care of terminally ill cancer patients—A tertiary cancer centre experience from India
临床试验:最初被这个伟大的多种健康益处的麦草汁所感动, 印度Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose癌症研究院的研究人员，对400名晚期实体器官肿瘤患者(年龄22 - 87岁)进行了三年，研究麦草汁对晚期实体器官肿瘤的有效性。这项研究关注的是血红蛋白水平、血清蛋白和表现状况的变化，特别是麦草汁改善生活质量的能力。
1) Effect of wheat grass juice in supportive care of terminally ill cancer patients—A tertiary cancer centre experience from India.
Dey S., Sarkar R., Ghosh P, et al. 2006 J. Clin. Onc. 24:18;2006:8634
Background: Researchers have previously shown that when animals with abnormally low levels of red blood cells and low hemoglobin (anemia) are given a solution containing chlorophyll and related compounds, the animals more rapidly recover from their anemia. Anemia is a common occurrence in patients undergoing chemotherapy to treat cancer, though it may also occur simply as a consequence of long-standing cancer. Anemia in this context is a source of significant suffering for patients and may require blood transfusions in severe cases.
Clinical Trial: Initially stimulated by this great variety of health benefits of wheatgrass juice, a team of researchers from the Palliative Care Unit of the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Cancer Research Institute in India studied the effectiveness of wheatgrass in 400 terminally ill solid-organ cancer patients (age range, 22 – 87 years) examined over a period of 3 years. The study focused on changes in the haemoglobin level, serum protein and performance status, in particular noting the capacity of wheatgrass juice to improve quality of life.
Fresh juice was prepared from the leaves and roots of 5-day-old wheatgrass, and 30 ml doses were administered daily for 6 months.The sites of the treated cancers were: lung (25% of patients), breast (20%), oesophagus (11%), colon (9%), ovary (8%), liver (6%), stomach (6%), and other (15%).
Conclusion: The results in 348 patients, after exclusion of 50 patients requiring transfusion support, were significant improvements in haemoglobin, total protein and albumin levels, and a performance status enhanced from 50% to 70% on the Karnovsky Scale (this runs from 100 to 0, where 100 is “perfect” health and 0 is death.) The authors concluded that wheatgrass juice is an excellent alternative to blood transfusion.
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