Avoiding grapefruit while getting chemotherapy?

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Question from LiChang: Should we avoid punch that has grapefruit juice in it if we're doing chemo?
Answers - Larissa Korde It depends; there are some individual medications that grapefruit juice can interact with so each person should check with their physician regarding the medications they're on.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Nutrition Through the Holidays featured Diana Dyer, M.S., R.D. and Larissa Korde, M.D., M.P.H. answering your questions about what and how much to eat when holiday treats abound.

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