Juice Decreases Chemotherapy Nausea and Vomiting
Written by Keith D. Bishop, Clinical Nutritionist, B.Sc. Pharmacy - September 14, 2010
Drinking a little grape juice each day may decrease chemotherapy nausea and
Researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center, in New York, did a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study with 77 cancer patients undergoing
chemotherapy. They found that drinking grape juice daily may exert a beneficial effect on chemotherapy induced
nausea and vomiting.
Patients in the grape juice groups showed reductions in nausea and vomiting frequency, duration and distress
compared with patients in the placebo group.
Researchers conclude, “The effect of grape juice flavonoids on CINV (Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting)
should be investigated further with a larger sample to determine whether preliminary findings are supported."
Look for concord grape juice with no added sugar, fructose or corn syrup to limit calorie intake.
Refrigerate the grape juice before drinking. Limit the quantity to less than 4 oz. per serving.
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Reference Source: "Effect of concord grape juice on chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting:
results of a pilot study," Ingersoll GL, Berry C, et al, Oncol Nurs Forum, 2010; 37(2): 213-21.
University of Rochester Medical Center, New York, USA.
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