Fruit Lowers Aneurysm Risk

An 80,000-person, 13-year study found that people who ate two servings or more of fruit daily had a 25% lower risk of developing an abdominal aortic aneurysm. This condition is a bulge, like a ballooning weak spot, in the body’s largest artery. If it ruptures, it is often fatal. Those who had the condition but also ate two servings of fruit daily had a 43% lower risk of the aneurysm rupturing. Researchers speculated that the antioxidants in the fruit reduced inflammation. Interestingly, while dietary vegetables are important to health, fruit has different antioxidants, which had a much more profound connection to this condition.

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