A clinical study in 2001 was performed on 2,339 breast cancer patients. The study was meant to determine the effect of oral enzymes (OE). Papaya Leaf Tea is a form of (OE) Oral Enzyme Therapy, with the most powerful food enzyme available.
A clear reduction in the side effects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy was documented in 74% of the test group and 55% of the control group. Analysis of survival, recurrence, and metastasis demonstrated a reduced number of events in the test group. There was evidence of a beneficial influence of OE on time to event, although the median observation time was too short in these breast cancer patients to draw definite conclusions. The safety component was judged in 98% of the test group and 76% of the control group as “very good” or “good”. In the total sample of 2,339 patients, the rate of OE-associated adverse reactions was 3.2%. All side effects were mild to moderate gastrointestinal symptoms.
Conclusion: Complementary treatment of breast cancer patients with OE improves the quality of life by reducing signs and symptoms of the disease and the side effects of adjuvant antineoplastic therapies. This epidemiological retrolective cohort analysis provides evidence that the patients may also gain benefit by a prolongation of the time to event for cancer recurrence, metastasis and survival. OE was generally well tolerated.
PMID: 11561873 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
-Beuth J, Ost B, Pakdaman A, Rethfeldt E, Bock PR, Hanisch J, Schneider B, Institute for Scientific Evaluation of Naturopathy, University of Cologne, Köln,
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