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Old 23-02-2018, 06:06 PM   #501
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Originally Posted by mannybash View Post
With references to cancer cures there was simply too much to read how an out using laetrile which has long been criticised because it contains a certain amount of a cyanogenic compound. Even so many other substances found in nature also contain cyanide you do not have loads of it. It is in the kernel of apricots
It was tested and shown not to work Back in 2015 a systematic review was conducted by Cochrane and they found: ''The claims that laetrile or amygdalin have beneficial effects for cancer patients are not currently supported by sound clinical data. There is a considerable risk of serious adverse effects from cyanide poisoning after laetrile or amygdalin, especially after oral ingestion. The risk–benefit balance of laetrile or amygdalin as a treatment for cancer is therefore unambiguously negative.''
''Chlorine is a deadly poison gas employed on European battlefields in World War I. Sodium is a corrosive metal which burns upon contact with water. Together they make a placid and unpoisonous material, table salt. Why each of these substances has the properties it does is a subject called chemistry'' - Carl Sagan

Why is it that the loudest critics of ''Big Pharma'' are Big Placebo?

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