Navigation Links
Herbal Remedy Ingredient Tied to Cancer, Kidney Failure
Date:4/12/2012

THURSDAY, April 12 (HealthDay News) -- A toxic component of a plant used in certain types of herbal remedies can cause kidney failure and upper urinary tract cancer, researchers warn.

Aristolochic acid is found in Aristolochia herbal remedies, which have been used for centuries and still are used in many countries.

This study of 151 patients with upper urinary tract cancer in Taiwan concluded that aristolochic acid is a primary contributor to the incidence of this cancer in Taiwan, where the incidence is the highest reported anywhere in the world and where Aristolochia herbal remedies are widely used.

The researchers found that 83 percent of the patients had evidence in their kidneys of DNA changes that are related to the plant toxin and associated with the development of cancer.

"We believe our latest research highlights the importance of a long-overlooked disease that affects many individuals in Taiwan, and, by extension, in China and other countries worldwide, where Aristolochia herbal remedies traditionally have been used for medicinal purposes," Dr. Arthur Grollman, a professor of pharmacological sciences at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, in New York, said in a university news release.

In previous research, Grollman and his colleagues linked the ingestion of Aristolochia clematitis (commonly known as birthwort) to widespread kidney disease in the Balkans.

The findings of the studies show that public health officials need to take action to stop kidney damage and upper urinary tract cancer related to aristolochic acid, Grollman said.

The study was published online April 9 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

More information

The U.S. National Kidney Disease Education Program explains how to keep your kidneys healthy.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Stony Brook Medicine, news release, April 9, 2012


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Sino Veda Herbal Product Maker Goes Natural in Edmonton Research Park
2. Insight on Herbals Eludes Doctors, Patients Alike
3. WhiteDove Herbals Re-Launches Online Store Rocky Mountain Herbals
4. Herbal Supplements, Warfarin Can Be Hazardous Mix
5. Launching Today: Herbal Destination, a New Kind of Company for Herbal Supplements, Oils and Creams
6. How safe and effective are herbal dietary supplements?
7. Ancient Chinese herbal recipe eases side effects of chemotherapy
8. Herbal Derivative Wins Praise as Malaria Treatment
9. Herbal remedies offer hope as the new antibiotics
10. BUSM researchers find herbal medicine treatment reduces inflammation in allergen-induced asthma
11. Indirubin -- Component Of Chinese herbal remedy might block brain tumors spread
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Herbal Remedy Ingredient Tied to Cancer, Kidney Failure
(Date:2/21/2017)... Doylestown, Pa. (PRWEB) , ... ... ... leading provider of technology-enabled clinical trial solutions, today announced the further expansion ... types of applications they can leverage as part of Bioclinica’s extensive and ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... ... February 21, 2017 , ... A February 6 article ... weight loss. It found that the treatments have led to significant improvements in weight ... to unassisted efforts. It also noted very few problematic results relating to the treatment. ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... ... February 21, 2017 , ... Nancy Johnston Toll marks her debut ... Getting Over the Bump in the Road ” (published by Xlibris). Inspired from her ... cope with the ups and downs experienced by anyone going through cancer treatment and ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... ... February 20, 2017 , ... Researchers at the University of ... well as a marker that may predict response to a particular class of drugs, ... of cancer as well. The new findings were published in Proceedings of the National ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Best Doctors® and IBM today announced that ... that want to help members of their workforce battling cancer. Through the Best ... suite of oncology offerings for insights on cancer treatment options, ranging from standard ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/21/2017)... Lexmark International, ... solution that connects Lexmark multifunction printers (MFPs) to EDCO ... leading scanning and indexing software solutions for medical records. ... use a Lexmark MFP at the point of care ... facilities reach HIMSS Stage 7 through state-of-the-art ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... IDAHO FALLS, Idaho , Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... is has completed a private placement with certain investors ... preferred stock of the Company, Series C Convertible Redeemable ... Stock accrues dividends at an annual rate of 6% ... share.  The Company plans to use the proceeds for ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... SAN JOSE, Calif. , Feb. 21, 2017 ... announced that its Cadence ® Tensilica ® Fusion ... HaLow ™ MAC IP offering. The licensable IP targets ... smart city and industrial applications. M2B leveraged the Fusion F1 ... to run value-added applications like voice trigger, audio identification and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: