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August 15, 2014

The good – eating apples greatly reduces cancer risk
The Bad – if you’re over 35 years old & eat apples, you have an increased risk of dental cavities!
The Ugly – Australia doesn’t regularly test the residue of pesticides used on apples

 

THE GOOD
A hospital-based, case-control study published in 2005 included over 6000 participants from various regions in Italy and examined the association between fresh apple intake and risk of cancer. It was found that consuming one or more medium-sized apples (166 g)/d was associated with a reduction in risk of cancer compared to consumption of less than 1 apple per day.   Types of cancer reduced by apple consumption included (percentage reduction in brackets);

• oral cavity and pharynx (18%)
• oesophagus (22%)
• colorectal (30%)
• larynx (41%)
• breast (24%)
• ovary (24%)
• prostate (7%)
Reference - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3183591/

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