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Cancer

25 June 2010

No more chakalaka?

Chakalaka is a sauce many South Africans cannot imagine a meal without, but research shows it can have serious side effects and compromise the treatment of leukaemia patients.

Chakalaka is a sauce many South Africans cannot imagine a meal without, but research at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of the Free State (UFS) has shown that it can have serious side effects, and even compromise the treatment of leukaemia patients.

CML represents up to 20% of all leukaemia patients in South Africa and up to 450 new cases are reported every year.

 

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