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Old 08-20-2006, 11:07 AM   #11
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The most reliable information on this topic is available from the National Institute of Health and the National Library of Medicine (www.pubmed.gov). The NIH cites two specific studies of this issue, plus several related studies.

Here's a link to the NIH's summary of the study:


Note that on the right side of there screen there are links to several related studies.

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Old 08-20-2006, 11:13 AM   #12
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Hey FryBoy, were we posting at the same time? LOL. Same info.

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Old 08-20-2006, 11:31 AM   #13
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I - think - there are different types of papaya, growing in different parts of the world. It's possible that they have different properties. Does anyone remember the mango skin thread, about it causing severe itching and rashes? Some folks from different parts of the world reported they had no symptoms at all.

I do remember hearing about no papaya from one of the old granny midwives here in Charleston; as their history is mostly Gullah, which means their ancestors (customs, cultures) came mostly from Africa, and a little later from the Caribbean, perhaps it's the fruit from those regions where there could be a problem? For whatever it's worth, it's high on the grannies' list of no-no's for expectant moms!

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