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Study: Flavonoid diets help with heart disease

(NBC News) – You’ve heard the saying an apple a day keeps the doctor away. But a new study suggests it may also help you live longer.

Australian researchers followed over 53,000 Danes for 23 years while studying their dietary habits.

Those who regularly consumed flavonoid-rich foods like apples were less likely to die from heart disease or cancer.

And the protective effect of these foods appeared to be strongest for those at a high risk of chronic diseases due to smoking or heavy drinking.

The experts say one apple, a cup of tea, three and a half ounces of both blueberries and broccoli would do the trick.

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