Wheatgrass extract induces cancer cell death

Wheat sprout extract-induced apoptosis in human cancer cells by proteasome modulation. Bonfili, L., Amici, M., Cecarini, V., Cuccioloni, M., Tacconi, R., Angeletti, M., Fioretti, E., Keller. JN., Eleuteri, AM. Biochimie, 2009 Sep;91(9):1131-44. Background:  Proteasomes are clusters of proteins found in all human cells—the function of the proteasome is to break down unnecessary…

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Wheatgrass reduces transfusion requirements in terminally ill patients

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…

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Wheat germ helps protect children from chemotherapy-related reactions

Fermented wheat germ extract reduces chemotherapy-induced febrile neutropenia in pediatric cancer patients. Babosa M., Borgulya G., Hauser P., Hidvégi M., Müller J., Paksy A., Schuler D., Szabó E., Fekete G., Garami M. 2004. J. Ped. Hem./Onc. Vol26:10:631-635 PURPOSE: An open-label, matched-pair (by diagnosis, stage of disease, age, and gender) pilot…

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Wheatgrass protects blood status 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…

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Wheat bioactives such as polyphenols have anti-oxidant and anti-cancer effects

Wheat antioxidants, their role in the bakery industry, and health perspective.  Arshad MS, Kwon JH, Anjum FM, Sohaib M, Saeed F, Imran M, Amjad Z, Nadeem M, Hussain S (2017). In: Wheat improvement, management and utilization. Eds. R. Wanyera, J. Owuoche. InTech, Rijeka, Croatia, pp. 365-81. Wheat bioactives such as…

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Wheatgrass helps kill and prevent leukemia cells from proliferating

Antiproliferative, apoptotic and antioxidant activities of wheatgrass (Triticum aestivum L.) extract on CML (K562) cell line. Aydos, OS., Avci, A., Özkan, T., Karadag, A., Gürleyik, E., Altinok, B.,Sunguroğlu, A. Turkish J Med Sci (2011) 41 (4):657-663 Background:  It has been known for some time that individuals eating plant-based diets, those…

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Wheatgrass extract aids recovery from breast cancer radiotherapy

Wheatgrass Extract as a Topical Skin Agent for Acute Radiation Skin Toxicity in Breast Radiation Therapy Currie, G., Wheat, J. J. Australian Trad.-Med. Soc, 2006, 12(1): 7-11. Background: Radiation therapy (RT) is an important part of many different cancer treatments, but damage to the skin around the site of radiation can be…

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Chlorophyllin inhibits gene mutating effects of aflatoxin B, a cause of liver cancer

Mechanisms of Chlorophyllin anticarcinogenesis against aflatoxin B1: Complex formation with the carcinogen. Breinholt, V., Schimerlik, M., Dashwood, R., Bailey, G. Chem. Res. Toxicol. 1995. 8: 506-514. Background: Aflatoxin B1 is a toxin produced by a fungus (Aspergillus) which grows on cereal grains, various tree nuts and legumes. It is thought by…

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Liver cancer, chlorophyllin and wheatgrass

Chlorophyllin intervention reduces aflatoxin-DNA adducts in individuals at high risk for liver cancer (Qidong , China). Egner, P. et al. 2001. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 2001; 98:14601-14606 Residents of the area are at risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer) partly as a result of ingesting aflatoxin. Chlorophyllin was shown to be an inhibitor…

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Wheat germ for 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. Demidov LV, Manziuk LV, Kharkevitch GY, Pirogova NA, Artamonova EV.Cancer Biother Radiopharm. Aug 2008;23(4):477-482. Background: Malignant melanoma usually has a poor prognosis. Even with current…

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