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Blueberries Offer Hope for Hepatitis C

August 13, 2009

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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.

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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:

http://www.examiner.com/x-14041-Charlotte-Health-and-Happiness-Examiner~y2009m8d8-Blueberry-supplement-could-help-treat-hepatitis-C”>

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