Popular Herbal Supplements May Adversely Affect Chemotherapy Treatment

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Acai berry, cumin, herbal tea, turmeric and long-term use of garlic -- all herbal supplements commonly believed to be beneficial to your health -- may negatively impact chemotherapy treatment according to a new report presented at the recent American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting in Chicago. Researchers from Northwestern Memorial hospital say there is growing evidence that these popular supplements may intensify or weaken the effect of chemotherapy drugs and in some cases, may cause a toxic, even lethal reaction.

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Northwestern Memorial Hospital (2011, August 17). Popular herbal supplements may adversely affect chemotherapy treatment. ScienceDaily. Retrieved August 18, 2011, from http://www.sciencedaily.comĀ­ /releases/2011/08/110817101937.htm
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