Avoid Grapefruit If You’re Fighting Breast Cancer
I’ve just discovered this information and it comes from a reputable source.
According to www.naturalnews.com: “A compound found in grapefruit and grapefruit juice produces an amazing effect according to research from the University of Hawaii. This compound, known as cytochrome p450, inhibits an enzyme group in the same complex as the aromatase enzyme. This enzyme inhibited by grapefruit is involved in breaking down and metabolizing sex hormones. If estrogens are not metabolized, excessive levels can accumulate in the body.”
I found that statement to be confusing, so I did a little more research. The problem is that grapefruit juice inhibits the cytochrome P450 compound which is needed to metabolize estrogen.
The article goes on to state: “This prospective study, reported in the British Journal of Cancer, July 10, 2007, was based on data collected for the Multiethnic Cohort Study that involved 50,000 postmenopausal women spanning five ethnic groups. It found that grapefruit intake was significantly associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. The increased risk was comparable to the increased risk seen in women taking hormone substitution drugs as part of traditional HRT.”
Who would have thought that something seemingly good for us could pose this problem? I was very surprised (and slightly annoyed as I love grapefruit!).
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