Apples, Newlywed Fitness and Healthy Aging

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The latest issue of Cancer Research Update was sent out today: here’s a rundown of some of the stories highlighted.
– New lab and human studies are strengthening the evidence that being active and eating healthy leads to healthy aging.

– Somewhat related, a new study in fruit flies suggests that eating the compounds in apples – equaling about 6 apples per day if you were on a 2,000-calorie a day diet – may also help us live 10 percent longer.

– Getting married may lead to both men and women becoming less fit, suggests a new study that looked at how changes in marital status relate to changes in fitness. The study was mainly made up of men but it still found some significant differences between how women and men react fitness-wise to marriage, divorce and staying single.

You can read more in CRU.


    Author: Mya Nelson

    Mya R. Nelson is at American Institute for Cancer Research, where she writes about the research in the field.

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