Key to healthy heart: Apples
London: A new research has found that apart from keeping the doctor away, apples can also be effective in preventing heart attacks and strokes in people over 50s.
Study leader at Oxford University, Dr Adam Briggs, said that the research shows how effective small changes in diet can be and that drugs and healthier living can make a real difference in preventing heart disease and stroke, the Daily Express reported.
Dr Peter Coleman, of the Stroke Association, said that apples have long been known as a natural source of antioxidants and chemical compounds called flavanoids, all of which are good for our health.
Coleman asserted that study shows that, as part of a healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruit and veggies, a daily apple could help to reduce the risk of stroke and heart disease.
Coleman added that while it is vital that those who have been prescribed statins continue to take the highly-effective medication, everyone can lower their risk of stroke with simple lifestyle changes, like eating a balanced diet.
The study is published in the British Medical Journal.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Dengue cases on the rise in Delhi - Is the govt waiting for another epidemic?
- JNU student accuses fellow PhD scholar and AISA member of rape
- Sukhoi 30MKI posted in Arunachal Pradesh; Kiren Rijiju lauds development
- Olympic medalist PV Sindhu returns to Hyderabad; receives grand welcome
- Twelve-year-old ISIS suicide bomber caught and arrested in Iraq
- When MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan got 'lift' from cops during visit to flood-hit areas; image goes viral - Pic inside
- Monsoon session of UP assembly from today; GST Bill likely to be ratified
- Rio Olympics 2016: Sachin Tendulkar all set to gift a swanky BMW to PV Sindhu for scripting history
- Four-day Delhi Assembly session to ratify GST Bill starts today
- Here's what kept Abhay Deol away from silver screen for two years!