Researchers at the University of Nottingham have concluded that eating apples and tomatoes may help prevent respiratory disease.
A total of 2633 adults had their lung function measured in 1991 and again in 2000. Eating more than five apples each week, was associated with increased lung function, as was having tomatoes more than three times per week. Wheezing was also less common among people who consumed apples, tomatoes and bananas.
(97th Annual Meeting of the American Thoracic Society. Reported by BBC News online 22 May 2001.)