Grapefruit Blocks Kidney Cysts

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Grapefruit blocks Kidney Cysts healthy Living Magazine

For people experiencing polycystic kidney disease, the naringenin in grapefruit might be good medicine, say scientists.

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The scientists from Royal Holloway, University of London, say the phytochemical blocks kidney cysts by regulating PKD2 protein. The condition has few other treatments and can result in high blood pressure, function loss and dialysis.

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“This discovery is vital in helping us to understand how polycystic kidney disease may be controlled and ultimately treated,” said Robin Williams, a professor at the School of Biological Sciences at Royal Holloway.

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