What’s NU? – Multivitamins Protec Breast Cancer Patients from Neuropathy
Researchers from Roswell Park Cancer Institute and SWOG presented findings at the American Association for Cancer Research meeting, which found that regular intake of a multivitamin prior to breast cancer diagnosis may reduce the risk of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in patients treated with taxane-based chemotherapy drugs.
Data was analyzed from 1,125 breast cancer patients, enrolled in a National Cancer Institute group trial, to determine if the use of dietary supplements was related to the presence of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.
Patients who regularly took a multivitamin before diagnosis were significantly less likely to experience symptoms than those who did not.
Editor’s Note * Developing chemo-induced neuropathy is unpredictable and symptoms can remain long after treatment is finished. For that reason identifying preventive measures has the potential to greatly enhance quality of life for a substantial number of breast cancer patient survivors.
Michelle’s Note * If you already have neuropathy starting a good quality, Food Based, multivitamin specific to Women could still be beneficial in reducing symptoms of neuropathy. Some of the best brands to look for are: MegaFood, Garden of Life, and New Chapter. There are others out there but do your homework and buy only from a reputable Health Food Store or website that sells this type. http://shop.mercola.com/catalog/multivitamins,422,0,0.htm
Additionally, all of the above also come in a Men’s formula and can be purchased as a “One a day”! For me this is a bonus feature.
For more information on how to prevent or reverse neuropathy contact Michelle@ nuhealings.com
Source: American Association for Cancer Research 2016, April 16-20