Does an apple a day improve a woman’s sex life? [podcast #79]

The question “Does an apple a day improve a woman’s sex life?” anchors this week’s Improbable Research podcast.

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This week, Marc Abrahams  — with dramatic readings by Yale/MIT/Harvard biomedical researcher Chris Cotsapas — tells about:

  • Does an apple a day improve a woman’s sex life? — “Apple Consumption is Related to Better Sexual Quality of Life in Young Women,” Tommaso Cai, Mauro Gacci, Fulvio Mattivi, Nicola Mondaini, Serena Migno, Vieri Boddi, Paolo Gacci, Beatrice Detti, Paolo Gontero, Stefano Chiodini, Liliana Mereu, Saverio Tateo, Sandra Mazzoli, Gianni Malossini, and Riccardo Bartoletti, Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, vol. 290, February 2014, pp. 1-6. The researchers are based in Italy. The study also involves
  • Apples.

Red_Apple The mysterious John Schedler or the shadowy Bruce Petschek perhaps did the sound engineering this week.

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