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Table 2 Exposure rates of health news and perceived news tones

From: Consumer response to media information: the case of grapefruit-medicine interaction

  Exposure rate (%) Positive tone (%) Negative tone (%) Neutral or don’t recall (%)
Grapefruit interacting with medications 64.9 19.8 39.4 40.8
Grapefruit helps you lose weight 36.2 54.0 15.5 30.5
Drinking GFJ helps you to get vitamin C 33.6 54.3 11.3 34.4
Grapefruit diet 25.9 58.7 9.1 32.2
Grapefruit helps lower cholesterol levels 21.0 62.9 8.6 28.5
Grapefruit helps in cancer prevention 18.1 62.0 9.0 29.0
Grapefruit treats common ailments 14.8 67.1 11.0 22.0
Calories in grapefruit 14.1 65.4 6.4 28.2
Grapefruit seed extract 12.7 67.1 5.7 27.1
Grapefruit helps improve your skin 12.1 70.2 4.5 25.4
Grapefruit and higher blood level 11.2 66.1 11.3 22.6
Prevents arthritis and works as an antiseptic 10.5 72.4 8.6 19.0
Funny You-Tube video about GF/GFJ 5.2 89.7 3.5 6.9