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Grape 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 vomiting.

Researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center, in New York, did a Grape juice decreases chemotherapy nausea and vomiting. 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.


About the Author:

Keith D. Bishop, Clinical Nutritionist, B.Sc. Pharmacy, Health Coach© helps his clients improve their health by using natural products, functional tests, diet, lifestyle and self care. He writes special reports, consults and gives seminars on natural product, diet and lifestyle effects on cancer. You may schedule an appointment for customized natural cancer recommendations by calling 405.919.1982.

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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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