Wheat Grass Juice May Improve Hematological Toxicity Related to Chemotherapy in Breast Cancer Patients: A Pilot Study

@article{BarSela2007WheatGJ,
  title={Wheat Grass Juice May Improve Hematological Toxicity Related to Chemotherapy in Breast Cancer Patients: A Pilot Study},
  author={Gil Bar-Sela and Medy Tsalic and Getta Fried and Hadassah Goldberg},
  journal={Nutrition and Cancer},
  year={2007},
  volume={58},
  pages={43 - 48}
}
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