New Study Reveals That Grapefruits Can Kill You

New Study Reveals That Grapefruits Can Kill You
World

According to the Canadian Medical Association Journal, a diet containing grapefruits, when mixed with certain medication, can cause serious harm or death.

Researchers from the Lawson Research Institute have so far found 43 drugs, that when digested along with grapefruit, can cause stomach bleeds, kidney damage, altered heart beat, and sudden death.

“We contend that there remains a lack of knowledge about this interaction in the general health care community,” said the researchers. “Unless health care professionals are aware of the possibility that the adverse event they are seeing might have an origin in the recent addition of grapefruit to the patient’s diet, it is very unlikely that they will investigate it.”

Medications include cancer and cholesterol-lowering statins, blood pressure medication, and even drugs that are used to support the immune system post transplant.

Paul Hudson | Elite. 

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Paul Hudson

A young writer, philosopher, and entrepreneur, Paul Hudson has been writing for Elite Daily nearly since the start. Currently located in Manhattan, Paul Hudson primarily devotes his time between writing for Elite Daily and the two entrepreneurial endeavors he is currently pursuing: a mining company in Turkey and a video content platform called lilHub. He loves sharing his life experiences with his readers and makes sure to practice what he preaches.

More In World

Also On Elite

Motivation

If Used Correctly, Your Vulnerability Can Actually Be Your Strongest Asset

“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.” – Dr. Brené Brown Vulnerability. Even the sight of this word written down can make our stomachs twist, brows sweat and heart rates skyrocket. We pride ourselves on “not even going there…” and think that by protecting […]

Humor

This Cab Driver’s Trick Is Seriously Eye Popping (Video)

I’m a big fan of both horror and comedy, so it’s always nice when someone finds a way to combine the two. Humor is obviously subjective, and while I found this clip funny, I can also understand why others would describe it as “terrifying,” “disgusting,” or “Oh my god! Why would you show me this?”. […]