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    APPLES REALLY ARE GOOD FOR YOU!

    WHOLE-BODY HEALTH BENEFITS
    Lower blood cholesterol, improved bowel function, reduced risk of stroke, prostate cancer, type II diabetes and asthma.


    - Interpoma 2002 Conference, Bolzano, Italy
    - Dianne Hyson, Ph.D., M.S., R.D., University of California
    -Davis

    CANCER PREVENTION
    Over the past four years, apple consumption has been linked with reduced cancer risk in several studies. A 2001 Mayo Clinic study indicated that quercetin, a flavonoid abundant in apples, helps prevent the growth of prostate cancer cells. A Cornell University study indicated phytochemicals in the skin of an apple inhibited the reproduction of colon cancer cells by 43 percent. The National Cancer Institute has reported that foods containing flavonoids like those found in apples may reduce the risk of lung cancer by as much as 50 percent.

    HEALTHY LUNGS
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    HEART DISEASE & STROKE PREVENTION
    A Finnish study published in 1996 showed that people who eat a diet rich in flavonoids have a lower incidence of heart disease. Other studies indicate that flavonoids may help prevent strokes.

    WEIGHT LOSS


    UC-DAVIS: APPLES ARE HEART-HEALTHY
    Researchers at the University of California-Davis recently reported that apples and apple juice may help protect arteries from harmful plaque build-up. In the first study conducted in humans, adults who added two apples, or 12 ounces of 100% apple juice, to their daily diet demonstrated a significant slowing of the cholesterol oxidation process that leads to plaque build-up - thereby giving the body more time to rid itself of cholesterol before it can cause harm.

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