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An apple a day might actually keep the doctor away

You’ve heard the saying “an apple a day will keep the doctor away.”

But a new study suggests it may also help you live longer.

Australian researchers followed over 53 thousand Danes for 23 years, while studying their dietary habits.

Those who regularly consumed flavonoid-rich foods, such as apples, were less likely to die from heart disease or cancer.

The protective effect of these foods appeared to be strongest for those at a high risk of chronic diseases due to smoking of heavy drinking.

The experts say one apple, a cup of tea, three and a half ounces of both blueberries and broccoli would do the trick.


NBC News

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