Data find heart-healthy benefits of apples in women

04/12/2011 | WebMD

Women who consumed one serving of dried apples every day for a year experienced a 14% reduction in total cholesterol, a 23% drop in LDL cholesterol and about a one-third decrease in levels of lipid hydroperoxide and C-reactive protein, while those who ate prunes daily had relatively smaller reductions in such heart markers, according to a study. The researchers also found that women in the apple group lost about 3 pounds over the course of the year.

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