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Heart Trouble? 30 Herbal Remedies to Avoid
What it is: The juice cartons in the supermarket, right next to the orange juice.
What it’s used for: To lose weight and to promote heart health.
The risk: Grapefruit juice interferes with an enzyme that is essential for properly absorbing medications including statins and calcium-channel blockers, which intensifies the effect of those drugs. A single glass of grapefruit juice more than doubles the amount of calcium-channel blocker available to the body, research has shown.
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