Apple-a-Day for the Over-50s: Comparative Proverb Assessment (BBC News / BMJ)

Summary

There is evidence indicating that were everyone over the age of 50 to eat an apple a day then 8,500 deaths from heart attacks and strokes could be avoided every year in the UK. This would amount to as big an improvement to public cardiovascular health as is derived from medicines such as statins, but without the side-effects.

Read more: BBC News. Apple-a-day call for all over-50s.

Reference

Roberts, M. (2013). Apple-a-day call for all over-50s. London: BBC Health News, December 18th 2013.

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Reference

Briggs, ADM. Mizdrak, A. [and] Scarborough, P. (2013). A statin a day keeps the doctor away: comparative proverb assessment modelling study. BMJ, December 17th 2013;347: f7267.

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