Grapefruit and beast cancer??

I love grapefruit. But a friend of mine recently told me that grapefruit may be related to breast cancer. I have done some internet search and I am really confused.

Below is extracted from Wiki:

Since grapefruit juice is known to inhibit enzymes necessary for the clearance of some drugs and hormones, some have hypothesized that grapefruit juice may play an indirect role in the development of hormone-dependent cancers. A 2007 study found a correlation between eating a quarter of grapefruit daily and a 30% increase in risk for breast cancer in post-menopausal women. The study points to the inhibition of CYP3A4 enzyme by grapefruit, which metabolizes estrogen.[37] However, a 2008 study has shown that grapefruit consumption does not increase breast cancer risk and found a significant decrease in breast cancer risk with greater intake of grapefruit in women who never used hormone therapy.[38]

can some body help?

thanks, hester


  • Grapefruit can mess with drugs, so you might want to choose between the two. But otherwise, a good raw vegan diet high in fruits and vegetables is very anti-cancer, so I wouldn't worry about it.

  • Breast cancer awareness is essential, even to young girls like Kayla Martinez, 12, and Brianna Hawk, 13.

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