12 Strange Heart Disease Risk Factors That May Surprise You

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Avoiding Fruit

It’s true what they say about an apple a day, even when it comes to your heart. A 2016 Chinese study of more than 500,000 participants found that those who ate fresh fruit daily had lower blood pressure and blood glucose levels than those who never or rarely consumed fresh fruit.

The study, which was published in The New England Journal of Medicine, deduced that about 100 grams of fruit (about one banana or half an apple) a day was associated with a decreased chance of death from heart problems.

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