Liquorice and its health implications

  title={Liquorice and its health implications},
  author={A. Olukoga and D. Donaldson},
  journal={The Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health},
  pages={83 - 89}
  • A. Olukoga, D. Donaldson
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health
  • This article presents an overview of the health implications of liquorice. Liquorice has beneficial applications in the medicinal and the confectionery sectors; the substance, therefore, is both widely available and commercially attractive. However, the ingestion of liquorice, and/or its active metabolites, can sometimes produce an acquired form of appar ent mineralocorticoid excess (AME) syndrome, expressed as sodium retention, potassium loss and suppression of the renin-angiotensin… CONTINUE READING
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