New research says eating an apple every day can protect your body from a heart attack. The research is from Oxford University in England. The researchers said if people in England over 50 years old ate a daily apple, 8,500 fewer people would die each year from heart attacks and strokes. They added that if all adults ate more fruit and vegetables every day, there would be 11,000 fewer deaths in England. Lead researcher DrAdam Briggs explained how healthier eating can have big effects on our health. He said: "It just shows howeffective small changes in diet can be, and that both drugs and healthier living can make a real difference in preventing heart disease and stroke."
The phrase "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" entered the English language over 100 years ago. People in the 19th century knew about the benefits of apples. Scientists in the 21st century are still telling us.Apples contain chemicals that lower cholesterol in our bodies. Too much cholesterol increases the risk ofhaving a heart attack. Wikipedia.com says there are more than 7,500 different kinds of apples. In 2010, weate 69 million tons of the fruit. China grows nearly half of the world's apples. The USA is the second-leading producer, with around six per cent of world production. People do many things with apples, from eating them raw, baking them, stewing them, and making sauces and cakes with them.
一项新的研究称每天一个苹果可以防止心脏病的发生。这是来自英格兰牛津大学的一项研究 。研究人员称如果年龄超过50岁的英格兰人每天吃一个苹果，那么每年死于心脏病和中风的人数将减少8500人 。他们还称如果成年人每天摄入更多的水果和蔬菜，那么英格兰的死亡人数将减少1万1000人 。研究主任亚当·布里格斯博士解释道健康饮食将对身体健康产生深远印象 。他认为：“这向我们展示了饮食中的小小变化所带来的巨大影响，药物和健康生活将对预防心脏病和中风产生深远影响 。
1.keep away 不接近
例句：Keep the children away from the fire.
2.prevent from 阻止
例句：To prevent and investigate illegal activities; to attack and take precautions against terrorism; tomaintain the public order and prevent from activities against public order.
3.make a difference 不同
例句：Whatever you can do can make a difference.
4.heart attack 心脏病
例句：Your advisers all say that this will give you a heart attack: not immediately, but in the next decade or so.
1.Where is the research from?
a) The Apple University
b) Yale University
c) Oxford University
d) Université de la Pomme
2.How many lives of over 50-year-olds could be saved?
3.How many lives of adults could be saved if they ate apples every day?
4.Who is Dr Adam Briggs?
a) an apple grower
b) the lead researcher
c) someone whose life was saved by apples
d) a nutritionist
5.What two things can make a real difference in preventing heart disease?
a) apples and rice
b) apples and drugs
c) drugs and healthier living
d) healthier living and chocolate
6.When did people start using the phrase "an apple a day…"?
a) in the 18th century
b) before 1914
c) when apples were first discovered
d) April 17, 1931
7.What did people in the 19th century know?
a) how to make kinds of apples
b) how to make apple pie
c) why some apples were green and some were red
d) that apples were good for us
8.What do apples reduce in our bodies?
a) apple juice
d) our height
9.How many different kinds of apples are there?
a) over 7,500
b) exactly 7,500
c) slightly less than 7,500
d) no more than 7,500
10.Which country grows 6% of the world's apples?