Medical Information

MIRACLE FRUIT SUPPORTING CANCER PATIENTS

STUDIES AND PUBLISHED RESULTS

Treatment of taste alterations in chemotherapy patients using the "miracle fruit": Preliminary analysis of a pilot study

Publication: Journal of Clinical Oncology

https://ascopubs.org/doi/abs/10.1200/jco.2010.28.15_suppl.e19523

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Pilot study of "miracle fruit" to improve food palatability for patients receiving chemotherapy

Publication: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23022943/

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Synsepalum dulcificum and varied taste occurring postradiation trial

Publication: Journal of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0194599812451426a168

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Complementary and integrative medicines used by cancer patients to cope with chemotherapy-related taste alterations

Publication: Journal of Holistic Nursing and Midwifery

https://hnmj.gums.ac.ir/article-1-1795-en.html

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Smell and Taste Disorders Resulting from Cancer and Chemotherapy

Publication: Current Pharmaceutical Design

Note: To read this paper by three Australian healthcare professionals, you will need to purchase the pdf.

Miraculin is mentioned on page 7, 2nd paragraph.

http://www.eurekaselect.com/article/73732

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Synsepalum dulcificum

Publication: About Herbs, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/integrative-medicine/herbs/synsepalum-dulcificum

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Austin Health (Victoria, Aust.) trial into how Miraculin impacts sweet, bitter and metallic tastes*

https://www.facebook.com/AustinHealth/photos/%20a.369155516444021/3359019340790942/?type=3

https://cosa.e-newsletter.com.au/link/id/zzzz5d07243ae70c8034Pzzzz4d6ad53547393645/page.html

*Note: This study is temporarily on hold due to COVID-19 disruptions.

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In 2011 ABC Canberra republishes a story from Discovery News on Miracle fruit. Mentioned in the article is Miracle fruit could be helpful to chemotherapy patients whose taste is distorted.

MIRACLE FRUIT AND CANCER

STUDIES AND PUBLISHED RESULTS

Miracle berry as a potential supplement in the control of metabolic risk factors in cancer

Publication: Journal of Antioxidants

https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3921/9/12/1282

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Taste-modifying protein from miracle fruit

Publication: Science Journal

https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.161.3847.1241

TASTE ISSUES IN CANCER PATIENTS

STUDIES AND PUBLISHED RESULTS

Drug-induced taste disorders

Publication: Drug Safety, The Official Journal of the International Society of Pharmacovigilance

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18302445/

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Metallic taste in cancer patients treated with chemotherapy

Publication: Cancer Treatment Reviews

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25499998/

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Metallic taste in cancer patients treated with systemic therapy: A questionnaire-based study

Publication: Nutrition and Cancer

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27925850/

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Taste and smell disturbances in cancer patients: A scoping review of available treatments

Publication: Supportive Care in Cancer

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32734392

MIRACLE FRUIT ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITIES

STUDIES AND PUBLISHED RESULTS

Antioxidant-rich phytochemicals in miracle berry (Synsepalum dulcificum) and antioxidant activity of its extracts

Publication: Journal of Food Chemistry

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24491731

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Contents of phenolics and flavonoids and antioxidant activities in skin, pulp, and seeds of miracle fruit

Publication: Journal of Food Science

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21535817