Dr. Ann

The advice to eat “an apple a day” got a huge boost thanks to a study whose healthy results even shocked the lead investigator.  For this study, 160 middle age to older women were randomly assigned to eat either 75 grams of dried apples a day or 75 grams of prunes a day for a […]

The healthy image of apples just received a nice polish thanks to a new report.  In this first-of-its-kind study, scientists demonstrated that antioxidant compounds in apples called polyphenols can extend the average lifespan in laboratory test animals (in this case, fruit flies) by 10%.  In addition to increasing longevity, the apple polyphenols also helped the […]