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[Amygdalin - structure and clinical significance].

Authors
  • Zdrojewicz, Zygmunt
  • Otlewska, Anna
  • Hackemer, Paweł
  • Otlewska, Agnieszka
Type
Published Article
Journal
Polski merkuriusz lekarski : organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Publication Date
May 01, 2015
Volume
38
Issue
227
Pages
300–303
Identifiers
PMID: 26039028
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

In this publication we described amygdalin. It was isolated for the first time in the 19th century. Amygdalin is called interchangeably vitamin B17 or laetrile. Since more than a hundred years, there has been reports about its unique anticancer properties. We tried to introduce the present knowledge about therapeutic efficacy of laetrile. Most of these studies has been made in the in vitro environment. The lack of appropriate studies forced scientists to examine the positive influence of amygdalin on many diseases like: bladder cancer, prostate cancer, cervical cancer, colon cancer, promyelocytic leukemia, chronic kidney disease, psoriasis and other.

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