In this Article
- What other names is Grapefruit known by?
- What is Grapefruit?
- How does Grapefruit work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Grapefruit.
It is not clear how the oil might work for medicinal uses.
There is concern about the safety of drinking excessive amounts of grapefruit juice. Some research suggests that postmenopausal women who consume a quart or more of grapefruit juice every day have a 25% to 30% increased chance of developing breast cancer. Grapefruit juice decreases how estrogen is broken down in the body and might increase estrogen levels in the body. More research is needed to verify these findings. Until more is known, avoid consuming excessive amounts of grapefruit juice.
Do not use medicinal amounts of grapefruit products if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- You have breast cancer or at risk of developing breast cancer.
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