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The Influence of Fortified Pomegranate Juice (Punica Granatum) on Seasonal Influenza and Swine Flu Patients

2014-08-27 03:18:58 | BioPortfolio

Summary

It has been shown in laboratory studies that pomegranate juice contains anti-viral action against influenza. The researchers wish to investigate the effect of pomegranate juice on patients suffering from influenza A (seasonal or swine flu).

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Influenza A

Intervention

Pomegranate juice, Placebo drink

Location

Hillel Yaffe Medical Center
Hadera
Israel
38100

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Hillel Yaffe Medical Center

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:58-0400

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