Juicy News: Citrus May Cut Stroke Risk, But Beware of Grapefruit

Lots of citrusy health news recently: Researchers say a nutrient in vitamin C-rich fruits like oranges, tangerines and grapefruit may help lower women’s risk of stroke, but beware — the Food and Drug Administration also just issued a reminder that fresh grapefruit and grapefruit juice can interfere with some prescription and nonprescription drugs. According to a new study published last week in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association, women who ate the most citrus fruit had a 19 percent …

Coffee Caution: It Can Interfere With Some Medications

There’s been a lot of good news lately about coffee’s health benefits, how it protects against cancer and other diseases,  but America’s favorite wake-up drink can also keep some common medications from working properly. That’s because the coffee you drink in the morning with some of your prescription drugs can either block their absorption or increase their effects, reports the New York Times. With some of these drugs, the interaction is caused by caffeine; with others, its coffee’s other compounds that seem …