Recent study has shown that chlorella supplements help in improving quality of life in breast cancer patients.
A self-controlled, randomized study was performed to test the effects of the unicellular green algae chlorella and hot water extract supplementation on quality of life in patients with breast cancer.
The study was carried out by Naoto Noguchi et al., Research Laboratory, Chlorella Industry Co., Ltd., Japan, in 45 female patients with breast cancer who were living at home and not hospitalized.
The patients were randomly assigned to 3 groups, receiving vitamin mix tablet, chlorella granules, or chlorella extract drink daily for one month.
The results showed that 50% of the Chlorella extract group reported positive effects by the test food such as reduction of fatigue and improvements of dry skin.
These findings suggested the beneficial effects of Chlorella on breast cancer related quality of life and of chlorella extract on vitality status in breast cancer patients.