Inhaling extra oxygen could help fight cancer: study

March 5, 2015 10:03 AM

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Inhaling extra oxygen could help fight cancer: study

Scientists claim to have found that inhaling supplemental oxygen could awaken ‘sleepy’ tumour-fighting cells, a breakthrough that may dramatically improve cancer treatment.

Breathing in 40 to 60 per cent oxygen as opposed to the 21 per cent oxygen in air can weaken immunosuppression and awaken anti-tumour cells, researchers said.

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