[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 54.161.178.52. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
January 1992

Does an Apple a Day Keep the Cardiologist Away?

Author Affiliations

Worcester, Mass

Arch Intern Med. 1992;152(1):208. doi:10.1001/archinte.1992.00400130196032
Abstract

To the Editor. —  I appreciated Dalen's article entitled "An Apple a Day or an Aspirin a Day?" in the June issue of the Archives.1 Although it is an excellent analysis of the pertinent literature on how much aspirin to take to minimize cardiovascular disease, it avoids the issue raised by the title. Apples contain salicylates and are listed as a food to be avoided in patients with aspirin sensitivity. Is the dose in one apple sufficient to reduce the risk of strokes and myocardial infarctions? Does an apple a day keep the cardiologist away?

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×