Thursday, May 18, 2017

Peripheral Artery Disease

American Hearth Association:
Eating three or more servings of fruit and vegetables per day may lower your risk of developing peripheral artery disease (PAD), according to new research in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, an American Heart Association journal. 
PAD narrows the arteries of the legs, limiting blood flow to the muscles and making it difficult or painful to walk or stand. 
Previous studies linked lower consumption of fruits and vegetables with the increased occurrence of coronary heart disease and stroke. However, there has been little research into the association of eating fruits and vegetables and PAD.