Grapefruit raises breast cancer risk
July 17, 2007 at 10:18 pm
Grapefruit may help keep heart and gum diseases at bay, but a new study has found that it can be dangerous for women, as it increases the risk of breast cancer by almost a third.
Researchers believe that this happens because eating the fruit can give the levels of oestrogen – the hormone associated with the risk of breast cancer – a boost.
The findings were based on a study carried out by researchers at the universities of Southern California and Hawaii that included more than 50,000 post-menopausal women from five ethnic groups.
The group included 1,657 women who were suffering from breast cancer.
The researchers found that eating as little as a quarter of the fruit can increase the danger by 30 percent in women.
Source- Times of India
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