People who ate more than two servings of fruit daily had a 25 percent lower risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm than those who ate the least fruit, according to a study released Monday.

While no association was found for vegetables, researchers stress that vegetables also remain important for health,  according to the new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

“A high consumption of fruits may help to prevent many vascular diseases, and our study suggests that a lower risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm will be among the benefits,” said Otto Stackelberg, M.D., lead author and a Ph.D. student at the Institute of Environmental Medicine’s Nutritional Epidemiology Unit at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm.

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