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Apple-a-day 'could cut illness,' say researchers

If everyone over the age of 50 ate an apple a day, 8,500 deaths from heart attacks and strokes could be avoided every year in the UK, say researchers.

Apples would give a similar boost to cardiovascular health as medicines, such as statins, yet carry none of the side-effects, the University of Oxford researchers say in the BMJ.

Jon Kay reports.

  • 18 Dec 2013
  • From the section Health
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