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Grapefruit, Chocolate, Licorice…When on Meds, Be Careful What You Eat

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 5:00 AM

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Before you take a big sip of that morning grapefruit juice, you might want to listen to this. Citrus, chocolate, licorice, dairy, are all among the foods that interfere with certain medications, and can reduce their effectiveness or even cause a toxic reaction. That's the topic of our Tuesday Checkup. ideastream's Anne Glausser spoke with Plain Dealer Reporter Evelyn Theiss about her article in today's health section of the paper.

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