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Prescription Drugs And Grapefruit Can Be Bad Medicine
2012-11-27 05:21:17

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal shows that, while there is a rise in the number of prescription drugs that result in negative effects due to interactions with grapefruit, few physicians are aware of these consequences. The article was completed by a group of researchers who discovered the interactions among grapefruit and prescription drugs over 20 years ago. By summarizing the evidence...

Grapefruit Juice Boosts Effect Of Common Cancer Fighting Drug
2012-08-08 11:59:44

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There´s the saying, “An apple a day, keeps the doctor away.” For cancer patients, it might be lucrative to drink grapefruit juice instead. According to a new clinical trial, drinking a glass of grapefruit juice a day allows patients to have the same benefits as the effect produced from three times of an anti-cancer drug. The researchers believe that the grapefruit juice could help patients take smaller amounts...

2012-02-29 09:25:47

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — New research has indicated that consuming flavonoids — a class of compounds found in fruits, vegetables, dark chocolate and red wine– may indeed lower the risk of stroke in women. "Studies have shown higher fruit, vegetable and specifically vitamin C intake is associated with reduced stroke risk," Aedín Cassidy, Ph.D., the study's lead author and professor of nutrition at Norwich Medical School in the University of East Anglia in Norwich,...

2009-02-02 09:08:01

Scientists in Florida report that adding an edible mushroom-like fungus to grapefruit juice may help to reduce the serious side effects that can occur when people taking certain prescription drugs drink grapefruit juice. Their study is in the January 14 edition of the ACS' bi-weekly Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.In the study, Kyung Myung and colleagues explain that furanocoumarins (FCs) "” chemicals found in grapefruit and some other citrus "” block a key enzyme...

2008-09-01 18:00:25

FRUIT juices including grapefruit, orange and apple can dramatically reduce the effectiveness of heart and cancer drugs, it was claimed. Potentially the medicines could be rendered useless if they are taken at the same time as drinking juice, Canadian researchers said. The evidence emerged from a study in which grapefruit juice was found to shut certain drugs out of the body. Other fruit juices, notably orange and apple, are thought to have the same effect. Patients consuming fruit or...

2008-08-20 12:00:57

Fruit juices including grapefruit, orange and apple can dramatically reduce the effectiveness of heart and cancer drugs, it has been claimed. Potentially the medicines could be rendered useless if they are taken at the same time as drinking juice, Canadian researchers say. The evidence emerged when grapefruit was found to shut certain drugs out of the body. Other fruit juices, notably orange and apple, are thought to have the same effect. Patients consuming fruit or juice run the risk...

2008-08-20 03:00:35

HEART and cancer drugs may not work properly if washed down with grapefruit, orange or apple juice, say researchers. A study by Canadian scientists found a chemical in the juices shut certain drugs out of the body. Professor David Bailey, from the University of Western Ontario, said: "This is just the tip of the iceberg." (c) 2008 Daily Record; Glasgow (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2007-06-12 03:00:10

By Masubuchi, Yasuhiro Horie, Toshiharu Cytochrome P450 (P450) enzymes oxidize xenobiotics into chemically reactive metabolites or intermediates as well as into stable metabolites. If the reactivity of the product is very high, it binds to a catalytic site or sites of the enzyme itself and inactivates it. This phenomenon is referred to as mechanism-based inactivation. Many clinically important drugs are mechanism-based inactivators that include macrolide antibiotics, calcium channel...


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