Lemons Kill Cancer Cells Better Than Chemotherapy-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
This is a forwarded email that contained an article allegedly published by the Institute of Health Sciences that claimed lemons kill cancer cells 10,000 times more effectively than chemotherapy.
This article contains false and potentially dangerous medical claims about how effective lemons are in killing cancer cells. Compounds in lemons enhance the body’s natural ability to fight off cancer, but this eRumor greatly exaggerates the ability of lemons to kill cancer cells, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) said.
“In the end, there is no proven scientific replacement for radiation therapy or chemotherapy,” UAMS said.
The source of the article is also a hoax. There was no record of it in archives of the Institute of Health Sciences, and the organization previously denied publishing the story in an e-mailed statement.
This eRumor also contains false non-medical claims that should tip readers off. For example, the author claims lemons and limes grow on the same tree and refers to lemons as plants at one point.