Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by RJ Jhonson
Doxorubicin (DOX), a chemotherapy drug, is known to cause cardiac injury by increasing oxidative stress on the heart. In a study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers examined if extracts from Acacia hydaspica R. Parker (AHE), a type of acacia common in India and Pakistan, can be used to attenuate drug-induced cardiac injury.
The researchers were convinced that AHE was able to attenuate damage caused by DOX. They believe their research will make way for safer and more effective combination treatments for cancer.
Read the full text of the study at this link.
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Afsar T, Razak S, Batoo KM, Khan MR. ACACIA HYDASPICA R. PARKER PREVENTS DOXORUBICIN-INDUCED CARDIAC INJURY BY ATTENUATION OF OXIDATIVE STRESS AND STRUCTURAL CARDIOMYOCYTE ALTERATIONS IN RATS. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 29 December 2017;17(1). DOI: 10.1186/s12906-017-2061-0