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NUTRITION

A flavanone glycoside and major flavonoid in grapefruit, which gives grapefruit juice its tangy zest/bitter taste. It is metabolised to the flavanone naringenin.

Health benefits Antioxidant activity; lowers serum lipid levels

Alleged health benefits Reduced risk of cancer; reduced neurologic residua following stroke.

Pharmacologic effects Naringin inhibits certain cytochrome P450 enzymes–e.g., CYP3A4 and CYP1A2; it also inhibits VEGF* release

*Vascular endothelial growth factor, which induces angiogenesis

Reference http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naringin

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