Fruit Consumption May Reduce Risk of Aneurysm

Include 2 fruits daily in your diet–note that fruit JUICE does NOT count.
AANP via Circulation – High Intake Of Fruits May Reduce Aortic Aneurysm Risk – (Wednesday, August 21, 2013)–Scientists have found that a diet high in fruit might decrease the risk of developing an abdominal aortic aneurysm, which is often fatal. (This is a bulge in the wall of that part of the aorta, the widest artery in the body, that runs through the abdomen. If an aneurysm ruptures, there is a high risk of death from bleeding.) This research involved over 80,000 people who were tracked for 13 years. People who ate more than two servings of fruit daily, not counting juice, had a 25 percent lower risk of developing this type of aneurysm and a 43 percent lower risk of a rupture among those who did have this type of aneurysm, compared to those who ate less than one serving of fruit a day. It may be that the high levels of antioxidants in fruits deliver this protection by reducing inflammation. Yet eating lots of vegetables, also rich in antioxidants, did not reduce this risk. Vegetables lack some antioxidant types found in fruits. This study was released August 20, 2013 by the journal Circulation. The full study is available to the public at free of charge.

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