Huffington Post - Eating raw fruits and vegetables may alter heart disease gene


Just when the old adage "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" seems to lose any real meaning behind that condescending rhyme, science steps in to revive the proverb with relevance. While you can't change your genes, new research suggests that you can turn them off by spending more time in the produce aisle with Granny Smith.

According to a new study out of McMaster and McGill Universities led by an international team of scientists, eating fresh fruits and vegetables can help turn off one of the most potent genetic associations with heart disease, a gene more affectionately known in the medical world as Chromosome 9p21.