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12 health “myths” that turned out to be true

We all used to think these were ridiculous myths. Now, new science proves they’re true. Make sure your health knowledge is up to date.

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Apple a day
Apple a day
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True: An apple a day keeps the doctor away
While eating an apple a day probably won’t keep you from catching that nasty cold going around the office, a number of studies suggest that it could provide even greater health benefits. Researchers from the University of Oxford estimate that if every adult over 50 ate an apple a day, it could prevent or delay approximately 8,500 vascular deaths from heart attacks and strokes every year in the U.K. Scientists at Cornell also found that eating apples – thanks to their healthy substances like flavonoids and antioxidants – could inhibit the development of breast cancer. How ’bout them apples?



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