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-pill or specialty grapefruit juice that can be co-administered with prescription drugs to increase their bioavailability, thus reducing dose and cost. (AGFD 144, Wednesday, Aug. 25, 10:45 a.m.)

Grapefruit juice may help reduce the risk of cancer in smokers While the best and most obvious way to prevent cancer associated with smoking is to avoid smoking, researchers have found that drinking grapefruit juice may help reduce the risk. In a controlled study involving 49 smokers, researchers at the University of Hawaii found that drinking three 6-ounce glasses of grapefruit juice a day reduced the activity of a liver enzyme called CYP1A2 that is thought to activate cancer-causing chemicals found in tobacco smoke. (AGFD 145, Wednesday, Aug. 25, 11:15 a.m.)

The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization, chartered by the U.S. Congress, with a multidisciplinary membership of more than 159,000 chemists and chemical engineers. It publishes numerous scientific journals and databases, convenes major research conferences and provides educational, science policy and career programs in chemistry. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.


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