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Doctor insights on: Grapefruit Warnings And Recalls

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How come there is a warning for not eating grapefruit with flomax (tamsulosin)?

How come there is a warning for not eating grapefruit with flomax (tamsulosin)?

Furanocoumarins...: Are compounds present in grapefruit that inhibit certain enzymes (cyp3a4) that are important in the metabolism of drugs. Since they are inhibited, a higher dose of the drug ends up in the circulation, increasing the therapeutic effects, adverse effects, & toxicity. Caution is advised regarding tamsulosin (flomax) use, but no deaths have been reported. ...Read more

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What is the grapefruit diet?

What is the grapefruit diet?

Low carb & cal plan: The grapefruit diet is a low carb, 800-1000 calorie plan that claims chemicals in the grapefruits together with protein will cause an increase in fat burning. It promises a 10# weight loss in 12 days. Although grapefruit has no magical fat burning properties, it is high in fiber decreasing appetite and low in calories. Speak to dr. Before starting due to medication interaction with grapefruit. ...Read more

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Will grapefruit help me loose weight?

Will grapefruit help me loose weight?

No: Just eating grapefruit alone does not cause weight loss. Eating better with less calories but nutrient rich foods such as grapefruit and other fruits and veggies can help. ...Read more

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Does grapefruit help in losing weight?

Does grapefruit help in losing weight?

Yes: In a 12-week pilot study, led by dr. Ken fujioka, doctors monitored weight and metabolic factors, such as Insulin secretion, of the 100 men and women who participated in the scripps clinic "grapefruit diet" study. On average, participants who ate half a grapefruit with each meal lost 3.6 pounds, while those who drank a serving of grapefruit juice three times a day lost 3.3 pounds. Many lost 10 lbs. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of grapefruit?

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Doea eating grapefruit help you loose weight?

Doea eating grapefruit help you loose weight?

No: Grape fruit alone can not cause weight unlessit is consumed as a part of extremly low calorie diet. Which is not considered a healthy way of weight loss by most bariatricians. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of drinking grapefruit?

What are the benefits of drinking grapefruit?

Grapefruit Juice: Pure grapefruit juice is packed with vitamin a and vitamin c as well as a healthy amount of folates (folic acid). According to the U.S. National library of medicine, vitamin a has many health benefits, ranging from improved vision to the healthy development of soft tissue, skin and bones. ...Read more

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What cholestrol medication can I take and eat grapefruit?

What cholestrol medication can I take and eat grapefruit?

Interaction : All statins have interaction with grapefruit due to enzyme pathways in liver. Eating small amounts of grapefruit is not usually a big deal but would avoid grapefruit juice. ...Read more