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I eat apple cores- just learned seeds have cyanide. Should I be concerned about long-term effects?

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Dr. Gregory Neyman
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Doubtful

It is doubtful one would consume enough to be concerning.

In brief: Doubtful

It is doubtful one would consume enough to be concerning.
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Dr. James Huang
Family Medicine
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In brief: No

Here is a link to research in determining the amount of cyanide in an apple or pear seed (2.
80mg/kg) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc2912415/ here is the link to research in the lethal oral dose of cyanide (50-200mg of cyanide). http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/pubs/water-eau/cyanide-cyanure/index-eng.php you would need to consume over a cup of dried seeds a day.

In brief: No

Here is a link to research in determining the amount of cyanide in an apple or pear seed (2.
80mg/kg) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc2912415/ here is the link to research in the lethal oral dose of cyanide (50-200mg of cyanide). http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/pubs/water-eau/cyanide-cyanure/index-eng.php you would need to consume over a cup of dried seeds a day.
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