Guarana (Paullinia cupana) improves fatigue in breast cancer patients undergoing systemic chemotherapy.

@article{Campos2011GuaranaC,
  title={Guarana (Paullinia cupana) improves fatigue in breast cancer patients undergoing systemic chemotherapy.},
  author={Ma{\'i}ra Paschoin de Oliveira Campos and Rachel Sim{\~o}es Pimenta Riechelmann and Lourdes da Conceiç{\~a}o Martins and Benjamin Joseph Hassan and Fernanda Branco Assunç{\~a}o Casa and Auro del Giglio},
  journal={Journal of alternative and complementary medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={505-12}
}
BACKGROUND In patients with breast cancer (BC) undergoing systemic chemotherapy, cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is a common problem that can negatively impact quality of life. Guarana (Paullinia cupana) is a plant native to the Amazon basin that has been used as a stimulant since pre-Columbian times. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of guarana extract on fatigue, sleep quality, anxiety, depression symptoms, and menopause in a group of BC chemotherapy… CONTINUE READING
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