Clinical Studies with Multiple Dietary Antioxidant Micronutrients in Combination with Standard Therapy

A randomized placebo-controlled trial on the use of antioxidants during radiation therapy has not been performed as yet. Dr. Jae Ho Kim of the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, has completed a randomized pilot trial with high-dose multiple micronutrients including dietary antioxidants (vitamin C and vitamin E, and natural p-carotene) in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Results showed that all patients tolerated high-dose micronutrients well and that quality of life was improved during radiation therapy with no adverse effect on the efficacy of standard therapy (personal communication). A few oncologists have used high dose multiple antioxi-dants in combination with standard cancer therapy, and improved outcomes have been reported (39, 40). A preliminary randomized trial with high dose antioxidants in combination with chemo-therapeutic agents (cisplatin and paclitaxel combination) in patients with advanced non-small cell lung carcinoma reported beneficial effects on tumor response and tolerance to chemotherapeutic agents for a follow-up period of one year (Table 11.6).

Keep Your Weight In Check During The Holidays

Keep Your Weight In Check During The Holidays

A time for giving and receiving, getting closer with the ones we love and marking the end of another year and all the eating also. We eat because the food is yummy and plentiful but we don't usually count calories at this time of year. This book will help you do just this.

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