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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Killer Fruit

Right at the top of the killer food chain is nicotine but this one most people willingly smoke themselves to death.

Then there are poisonous food such as certain species of mushrooms and berries and of course the famous fugu. Oh yah and peanuts.

Add to the list - star fruit. Yes star fruit! Got this email that claims star fruit is deadly to kidney patients. Apparently Universiti Malaya Medical Centre consultant nephrologist said that star fruits contain a neurotoxin which is not present in other fruits. It affects the brain and nerves. In healthy persons, the kidneys filter it out. But for those with kidney problems, this potent toxin cannot be removed and will worsen the consumers' conditions.

Didn't unearth anything from the UMMC's website. Is this one of those hoax mail? So fact or fiction?

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