Fruit Tied to Fewer Aortic Aneurysms

Through 13 years of follow-up, men and women who said they ate more than two servings of fruit a day had a 25% lower risk of developing AAA (HR 0.75, 95% CI 0.62-0.91) compared with those who ate less than 0.7 servings a day, according to Otto Stackelberg, MD, of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, and colleagues.

And those who ate the most fruit had a 43% lower risk of developing a ruptured AAA (HR 0.57, 95% 0.36-0.89), the researchers reported in the Aug. 20 issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. There were no such associations with vegetable intake.

via Fruit Tied to Fewer Aortic Aneurysms.

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