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Diet rich in apples may help lung repair

Brian Berkman

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study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health , in Baltimore in the United States , found the natural decline in lung function over a 10-year period was slower among former smokers with a diet high in tomatoes and fruits , especially apples , suggesting certain components in these foods might help restore lung damage caused by smoking .
This is especially good news for Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing , the largest exporter of South African apples and pears . “ Anything that brings hope to the many battling illness is something we will celebrate ”, says managing director Roelf Pienaar , adding : “ but the fact that a wholly natural product which Tru-
Cape grower produce to the highest global standards has been shown to improve recovery in people who stop smoking , is a wonderful way to start the new year .”
Vanessa Garcia-Larsen , assistant professor in the Bloomberg School ’ s Department of International Health and the study ’ s lead author explains : “ This study shows that diet might help repair lung damage in people who have stopped smoking . It also suggests that a diet rich in fruits can slow down the lung ’ s natural ageing process even if you have never smoked .”
The findings , which appear in the December 2017 issue of the European Respiratory Journal , support the need for dietary
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Diet rich in apples may help lung repair Brian Berkman A study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in Baltimore in the United States, found the natural decline in lung function over a 10-year period was slower among former smokers with a diet high in tomatoes and fruits, especially apples, suggesting certain components in these foods might help restore lung damage caused by smoking. This is especially good news for Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing, the largest exporter of South African apples and pears. “Anything that brings hope to the many battling illness is something we will celebrate”, says managing director Roelf Pienaar, adding: “but the fact that a wholly natural product which Tru- )ɥ-ձȁɥ ձɔ) ɽݕȁɽՍѼѡЁ)хɑ́́͡ݸѼɽٔ)ɕٕ䁥ݡѽ͵́)ݽəհ݅ѼхЁѡ܁啅Ȼt)Ÿ́ɍ1͕ͥхЁɽͽ)ѡ ɜMéѵЁ)%ѕɹѥ!ѠѡՑé)ѡȁ胊qQ́Ց́͡ѡЁ)Ёɕȁչݡ)ٔѽ͵%Ёͼ՝́ѡ)Ёɥե́ͱ܁ݸѡչe)Ʌɽٕ́ԁٕٔ)͵t)Q̰ݡȁѡ(܁Քѡ ɽIɅѽ))ɹЁѡȁх(