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Scammers Pushing Phoney Stem Cell Treatments

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Jarod Cassidy4 years ago

According to Fox News, scammers are offering ineffective stem cell treatments to patients with untreatable conditions.

Potential Benefits of Stem Cell Treatment Research

  • Stem cells are being researched for treatments of diseases including diabetes, cancer, and Parkinson's Disease.
  • While research has shown potential in the treatment of a number of major diseases, there are currently few widely accepted stem cell treatments.
  • Further, each type of potential treatment (spinal, muscle, heart) requires a specific type of stem cell as each type carries a different function in the body.

About the Stem Cell Treatment Scam

  • The scam involved clinics who were advertising the use of mesenchymal stem cells as a means to treat everything from heart diesease to bone disease.
  • Currently, mesenchymal stem cell treatment is not only unproven, but it is also illegal.
  • According to the Irish Times, one company claimed that throught the use of mesenchymal stem cell treatement, they could cure over 100 different diseases.
  • It is estimated that 100,000 U.S. patients were scammed by these clinics, paying upto $150,000 for treatment.

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