“An apple a day, the doctor is away from me.” This old English proverb is still a guide to healthy living today. British medical experts said on the 18th that people over the age of 50 eat an apple a day, can effectively reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Apples are rich in minerals and vitamins, and their nutritional value has long been known. In addition, the fiber, antioxidants and flavonoids contained in apples help protect cardiovascular health.
Researchers at the University of Oxford in the UK reported in the new issue of the British Medical Journal that they used mathematical models to figure out that if the middle-aged and older people over the age of 50 in the UK can insist on eating an apple a day, they can reduce it by 8500 a year. Death caused by cardiovascular disease such as heart disease or stroke.
This effect is close to the effect of taking the drug. Analysis shows that if these middle-aged people take statin cholesterol-lowering drugs every day, they will reduce 9,400 related deaths a year.