According to the Annals of Oncology, people who eat an apple a day have a lower risk of cancer, to reach this conclusion, a study coordinated by the Mario Negri Institute in Milan, comprised 8209 patients with tumors in various locations which matched with a group of 6729 subjects recovered in hospital for acute non-neoplastic diseases.
Half of the patients consumed one or more blocks, the other half not. According to the results, the risk of tumor apple consumers was decreased by 21% for oral cancer, 25% for esophageal cancer, 20% for colorectal cancer, 18% for breast cancer, 15% to 9% for ovarian and prostate cancer.
Other studies have found that regular consumption of apple polishing teeth, prevents aging, tones the face, ravenous hunger and may help prevent vascular diseases.
Dr. Eva Negri, head of epidemiological research laboratory Mario Negri Institute explained that "The nutritional benefit derived from the consumption of apples is associated with a high intake of proanthocyanidins, the major class of apple polyphenols."