Statin is class of medicine that is used to lower blood cholesterol levels by blocking HMG-CoA reductase, an enzyme that controls cholesterol production in the liver. High cholesterol levels can lead to plaques build up in arteries and decrease blood flow leading to heart attack and stroke.
According to the study, statin decrease vascular deaths by 9,400 in 17.6 million people who are taking statin, while in those who eat an apple a day, the number of vascular death decreased by 8,500 in 22 million people. If side effects of statin are taking into consideration, both statin and apple almost have same results.
This doesn’t mean that apple should substitute statin, but if we change our lifestyle by exercising, eating healthy food, vegetables and fruits including apples, then we are reducing the risk of heart and vascular diseases.
Posted by Mohammed Saleh