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Bromelain is a type of supplement that contains a mixture of protein-dissolving enzymes. These enzymes may slow down the growth of cancerous cells, decrease the "stickiness" of blood platelets, help to break down blood clots, and help to break down and remove dead, damaged, or infected tissue (such as in burn wounds). The supplement may also affect the way white blood cells function, which may produce anti-inflammatory properties. Although early research shows promise for several of the supplement's uses, more studies are necessary to prove its effectiveness.
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