Clarifying the grapefruit concern about estrogen levels

When we posted last July about the risk of eating grapefruit when taking certain medications and the potential link to breast cancer in post-menopausal women, we recevied quite a bit of feedback. (Click here to read the original post and a 2013 update.)

Mainly, readers wanted to better understand the estrogen effect. After reading more about grapefruit's interaction with different medications, we thought we'd pass along the following:

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More bad news about grapefruit

*Editor's Update July 6, 2013

Since the below information was posted, further research has indicated that the number of drugs on the market that react adversely with grapefruit has increased substantially to 43! Drugs on this list include Zocor, Lipitor, Nifediac and Afeditab. Other citrus fruits that contain "furanocoumarins" such as Seville oranges, limes and pomelos.

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