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Importance of Human Nutrition in Agricultural Production / food-drug interactions 

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Plant breeding programs focused on developing grapefruit varieties with low/no furanocoumarins

: Importance of Human Nutrition in Agricultural Production
: food-drug interactions
Liz Wilkins26 - 12 2012 / (0)
Furanocoumarins in common grapefruit varieties can cause dangerous food-drug interactions for people taking certain common medications. Citrus geneticists at the University of Florida have been developing pummel-grapefruit hybrids that produce fruit with very low levels of furancoumarins. This type of research needs to be continued and supported so that more ...