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Using ice cream to combat side effects of chemo

OCTOBER 29, 2009

WELLINGTON (Reuters Life!) - New Zealand scientists are developing an ice cream that is so good for you, it could come with a doctor's prescription.

Researchers at the University of Auckland are working with dairy giant Fonterra to create a "medical dessert" which has shown encouraging signs in combating the side effects of chemotherapy in cancer sufferers.

The ice cream, called ReCharge, is using active ingredients from dairy products to relieve diarrhoea, anemia and lack of appetite in people undergoing chemotherapy.

Participants in a trial have been eating a 100 gram tub of the strawberry-flavoured ice cream each day.

"The two bio-active milk components developed for ReCharge have the unique potential to assist the body in coping with the side effects of chemotherapy," Fonterra's chief technology office Jeremy Hill said in a statement.

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Now if they are able to develop a High calorie one it would really help with the whole Cachexia and weight loss problem also!! Butit sounds good so far to have something like this developed!! Hello Edys on Line 1 and Bryers on line 2. Ben & Jerry please hold for 1 moment!!!
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