Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away?

John Murphy, MDLinx | September 19, 2018

For more than a century, parents and grandparents have instructed children that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Perhaps we’ve accepted the time-worn adage as truth because no one bothered to put this advice to the test, until relatively recently. When scientists did formally investigate it, they found that eating an apple a day does not keep the doctor away—but it just might keep the pharmacist away, according to the results of their study in JAMA Internal Medicine

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