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At The Heart of Preventative Medicine is a Diet Rich in Fruits And Veggies

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  • Written By: Rena Salamacha, CEO, Mee Memorial Healthcare System

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is a familiar proverb that appeared in 19th century America, advocating for the consumption of apples as a harbinger of good health. Could that be true? Well, a 2015 study by JAMA Internal Medicine collected actual nutrition data from nearly 8,400 men and women — 753 of whom ate an apple a day — and followed rigorous study methods. The study concluded that eating a daily apple does not necessarily keep the doctor away, “however, the small fraction of U.S. adults who eat an apple a day do appear to use fewer prescription medications.”

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