CureZone   Log On   Join
Image Embedded Hepatitis: Grapefruit can fight it as well as drugs
LuellaMay Views: 4,799
Published: 13 years ago
Status:       R [Message recommended by a moderator!]

Hepatitis: Grapefruit can fight it as well as drugs

 GrapefruitHepatitis: Grapefruit can fight it as well as drugs

Published on Saturday, April 05, 2008
by Healthy News Service

A grapefruit may be all it takes to fight chronic hepatitis C. Currently sufferers have to take a powerful drug such as pegylated interferon, which comes with a range of side effects from nausea, anaemia, depression and skin rash.

But researchers reckon that a grapefruit or another citrus fruit could be just as effective, if not more so. The fruit contains the flavonoid, naringenin, which is responsible for the fruit’s bitter taste.

Naringenin has the ability to block a pathway in the life cycle of the hepatitis C virus, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston have discovered.

(Source: Journal of the American Medical Association, 2008; 299: 1532).



Printer-friendly version of this page Email this message to a friend

This Forum message belongs to a larger discussion thread. See the complete thread below. You can reply to this message!


Donate to CureZone

CureZone Newsletter is distributed in partnership with

Contact Us - Advertise - Stats

Copyright 1999 - 2021

0.359 sec, (1)