Sunday, July 31, 2005

Grapefruit heals stomach ulcers

Grapefruit extract can help to heal stomach ulcers, research suggests.

Polish researchers used an extract of the fruit's seed to reduce the size of stomach ulcers in rats.

They found the extract had strong antibacterial and antioxidant properties, which calm the gastric tract and aid the healing process.

Details of research, by Jagiellonian University, were presented at Digestive Disease Week - a conference of leading digestive experts in Chicago.

Source BBC News

(Problem is I don't like grapefruit. I had better not get any stomach ulcers!)

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