Researchers in Sweden have recently discovered that incorporating more fruits in your diet may reduce the risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm. The study was led by Dr. Otto Stackelberg of the Karolinska Institute and the findings were published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. This type of aortic aneurysm involves a swelling of the lower part of the aorta, the body’s main artery. Though rare, the researchers note, it is lethal in many cases. Men in the study accounted for over 80% of aneurysms, ruptured aneurysms included. According to the researchers, abdominal aortic aneurysm is often asymptomatic and occurs in up to 4.5% of men over 65 years of age. In women of the same age group, up to 1.3% are affected.
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