Awareness of the possible health benefits of molybdenum has increased since 2003 when a small study was conducted on fifteen patients with kidney cancer. The study involved the administration of a tetrathiomolybdate, a form of molybdenum, to the patients in an effort to reduce the level of copper in their bodies. Following administration of the tetrathiomolybdate, growth of tumors in four of the patients ceased for several months…
Molybdenum is a mineral that is commonly found in grains and in vegetables such as beans, peas, and lentils. It can be purchased in supplement form from health food stores, and is often combined with other nutrients and sold in capsules. Humans require only a very small amount of molybdenum in their diets, and deficiencies of molybdenum are extremely rare.
The focus on molybdenum has continued to increase, with more recent studies conducted on laboratory mice suggesting that molybdenum may increase the benefits of breast cancer drugs. Other studies on animals have suggested that molybdenum could help prevent organ damage that results from some forms of chemotherapy.
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