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Researchers have discovered that a popular lemon-lime soft drink can improve the effectiveness of an oral cancer drug.

The experiments indicate that patients will absorb more of the anti-cancer drug when taken with flat or degassed Sprite.

The study was conducted by Faraj Atassi and colleagues. Efforts are underway to create better anticancer medications that patients can take by mouth.

Variations in stomach acidity and other factors may decrease the effectiveness of oral anticancer drugs.

Sprite can control stomach acidity in a way likely to allow greater absorption of the anti-cancer drug into the body.

Based on the results, the scientists suggest that patients in future clinical trials take the drug with Sprite.

The study appears in ACS Molecular Pharmaceutics, a bi-monthly journal.

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