A Short Review on Beta-Glucan, a Substance for Alternative Therapy for Cancerous Patient

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viroj wiwanitkit 1 , *

1 Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok, Thailand Visiting Professor of Tropical Medicine, Hainan Medical College, China, Thailand

How to Cite: wiwanitkit V. A Short Review on Beta-Glucan, a Substance for Alternative Therapy for Cancerous Patient , Int J Cancer Manag. 2009 ; 2(4):e80632.

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International Journal of Cancer Management: 2 (4); e80632
Published Online: December 30, 2009
Article Type: Research Article
Received: October 27, 2009
Accepted: November 25, 2009

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Abstract

Introduction: At present, complementary and alternative medicine has brought hope for many hopeless patients. Most cancerous patients who also use alternative medicine prefer this combination of alternative and conventional medicine since they are of the opinion that this combination is superior to either alone, which can be referred to as raising new hopes.

Methods: A literature review on this topic was performed.

Results: In this paper, the author briefly discusses an important nutraceutical, beta-glucan.

Conclusion: There are many interesting reports confirming its usefulness as a cancer killer in animal models. Some interesting reports are hereby listed in the short article.

Keywords

beta glucan cancer therapy

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