Blueberries Offer Hope for Hepatitis C
August 13, 2009
Japanese researchers have found evidence that an extract from blueberry leaves hinders Hepatitis C viral replication.
CORRECTION: The author of this article indicates that Hepatitis C is “spread from dirty needles, at unsanitary tattoo parlors, and from body fluids” which is not entirely accurate. Hepatitis C is contracted when the blood from a person infected with the Hepatitis C virus enters the body of someone who is not infected – not through ‘body fluids’. While many people do become infected with Hepatitis C through the sharing of needles or other equipment it is also commonly spread through blood transfusions and organ transplants.
Blueberry supplement could help treat hepatitis C
August 8, Charlotte Health and Happiness Examiner Kathleen Blanchard RN
Results of a new and promising study show that a supplement made from blueberry leaves could help treat hepatitis C. Researchers from Japan found that beneficial chemicals in blueberry leaves can stop replication of the hepatitis C virus.
So far, treatment of hepatitis C yields standard results that are fairly successful, but with no guarantees. Click link below for full article: