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Study: An apple a day keeps the pharmacist away

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Eating an apple every day won't necessarily keep you from having to see the doctor, but you could avoid seeing the pharmacist.

Scientists compared frequent apple eaters to non-apple eaters and found that, when health-related and socio-demographic factors were left out, there wasn't a big difference in doctor visits between the two groups.

The researchers did find, though, that apple eaters were slightly less likely to need prescription drugs.

The study also determined that apple eaters were less likely to smoke.

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