2011年09月23日

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Study: An Apple a Day May Keep Stroke at Bay
( TIME )

Eating white-fleshed fruits like apples and pears was associated with a
significant dip in stroke risk, finds a large new study by Dutch
researchers.

Although recent studies have touted vibrantly colored fruits and
vegetables as being the most healthful -- orange sweet potatoes, green
kale and bright blueberries, for instance -- it was humbly pale-fleshed
apples and pears that came out as big winners in the new study.

The researchers analyzed data on more than 20,000 men and women aged 20
to 65, who were healthy and free of cardiovascular disease at the start
of the 10-year study. Based on questionnaires filled out by the
participants, researchers tracked their intake of fruits and vegetables
by color: green (broccoli, kale, spinach and other leafy greens), orange
/yellow (citrus fruits, carrots, peaches), red/purple (tomatoes, beets,
cherries) and white (apples, including applesauce, pears, bananas,
cauliflower, cucumber, chicory).

The investigators followed the participants for a decade, logging the
number of strokes people suffered. There were 233. When the rate of
stroke was compared to the participants' diet, researchers found no
association with the amount of brightly colored fruits and veggies they
ate, a bit of a surprise considering that the phytochemicals that lend
these foods their hue have been linked with good heart health and a
lower risk of cancer.

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