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Can maitake MD-fraction aid cancer patients?

@article{Kodama2002CanMM,
  title={Can maitake MD-fraction aid cancer patients?},
  author={N. Kodama and K. Komuta and H. Nanba},
  journal={Alternative medicine review : a journal of clinical therapeutic},
  year={2002},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={
          236-9
        }
}
Maitake mushroom (Grifola frondosa) MD-fraction containing beta-1,6 glucan with beta-1,3 branched chains has previously exhibited strong anticancer activity by increasing immune-competent cell activity.1,2 In this non-random case series, a combination of MD-fraction and whole maitake powder was investigated to determine its effectiveness for 22- to 57-year-old cancer patients in stages II-IV. Cancer regression or significant symptom improvement was observed in 58.3 percent of liver cancer… Expand
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