FLORIDA (WWJ) – Researchers at the University of Florida have found some added benefits to eating apples.
A one-year study of post-menopausal women who ate an apple a day wound up with a 23-percent decrease in LDL — or ‘bad’ cholesterol.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Helping Young Folks & Cancer Patients
CBS News Medical Correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook says there are still plenty of questions surrounding this small study, which has yet to be published.READ MORE: Meet These Two Bear Cubs Who Have Become Inseparable At The Detroit Zoo
“Apple pectin is a very special chemical that decreases fat and cholesterol absorption from the intestinal tract,” LaPook said.MORE NEWS: Delta Wants Other Airlines To Share ‘No-Fly’ Lists To Help Stop Unruly Passengers
Doctors say the women even lost 3 pounds during the course of the research and lowered their risk of heart attack or stroke.