Baptist Health Study Suggests Plant-Based Amino Acid Drink Lessens Chemotherapy Side Effects
Baptist Health Louisville (Kentucky) is looking for ways to help cancer patients fight the side effects of chemotherapy.
Researchers are studying a new plant-based amino acid drink, Enterade, product of UF startup and UF Innovate | Accelerate alumnus company Entrinsic Bioscience, LLC.
An infusion nurse reported samples of Enterade are helping patients with symptoms like nausea, diarrhea and weight loss.
“We have gotten statistically significant results in terms of less nausea and less diarrhea,” Laura Mitchell, an oncology clinical nurse specialist at Baptist Health Louisville and co-author of the study, said in a statement. “Of clinical significance, patients using Enterade experienced four pounds less weight loss. We’re now looking at some other things like impact on the healthcare system, in reducing unplanned visits to their healthcare provider. We’re excited about the results.”Read more about Baptist Health Study Suggests Plant-Based Amino Acid Drink Lessens Chemotherapy Side Effects.