Fruit and vegetable extract aids drug success

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Originally published in November-December 2004 icon

The British Journal of Cancer reports that Canadian scientists have found that using fumaric acid, an extract from natural foods, helped activate an enzyme which enhanced the activity of mitomycin C, a drug that is active against solid tumours in the bowel and bladder, but has side effects in higher doses.

The combined effect of drug and food extract allows much greater effect at lower doses.

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