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Top 10 True Old Wives’ Tales

We spent last Tuesday explaining why the top 10 health myths were...well...myths. Today we present you the top 10 health-based old wives' tales that actually are true. 1. The Tale: An apple a day keeps the doctor away And you thought Mark's Daily Apple was just a kitschy name! Turns out, we were act...
  • Deborah Cutbirth

    We spent last Tuesday explaining why the top 10 health myths were...well...myths. Today we present you the top 10 health-based old wives' tales that actually are true. 1. The Tale: An apple a day keeps the doctor away And you thought Mark's Daily Apple was just a kitschy name! Turns out, we were actually onto something! While some experts say the only way an apple will keep a doctor away is if you throw it at them, several recent studies have suggested that the high levels of phenolics contained in apples work as a potent antioxidant that can reduce the risk of breast and colon cancer. In addition, a recent study from researchers at Ithaca, NY-based Cornell University suggests that apples may also stave off Alzheimer's disease. 2. The Tale: Seizures are brought on by a full moon In a study conducted by researchers at the University of Patras Medical School in Greece of 859 patients treated for seizures, there was "significant clustering of seizures" around the time of a full moon.

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