Jun 23, 2018 | Updated: 09:54 AM EDT

Leg Arteries Blockages Can Be Reduced By Daily Consumption Of Fruits & Vegetables

May 30, 2017 05:57 PM EDT

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A recent study reveals information which is helpful for the public. Leg arteries blockages, which is also known as peripheral artery disease (PAD), is a problem associated with the blood flow in the arteries, especially in the legs. Poor flow and blockage of blood in the leg courses delivers a throbbing, tired, and in some cases consuming agony in the legs.

According to American Heart Association journal, named as Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, a research published in it states that if more fruits and vegetables are added to a person's daily diet, it can have a major impact in prevailing leg arteries blockages or the peripheral artery disease. Scientists from the New York University School of Medicine have conducted the research.

The study gives additional confirmation for the significance of consolidating more fruits and vegetables in the eating routine. Leg arteries blockages limit the corridors of the legs, constraining blood stream to the muscles and making it troublesome or excruciating to walk or stand. Every year approximately 8.5 million people in the United States have leg arteries blockages.

Sci News reported that in the research of leg arteries blockages, scientists studied data of approximately 3.7 million people with a mean age of 64 years and out of all the people, 64.1% were females. After studying the data of all these people, scientists found that people who were eating three or more daily serving of fruits and vegetables had 18% lower odds of leg arteries blockages than those people who were eating fewer fruits and vegetables.

At the point when stratified by smoking status, the relationship of lower leg arteries blockages and expanded leafy foods was available just among members who were present or previous smokers. The participants involved in the study answered medical and lifestyle-related questionnaires and ankle brachial index tests conducted through 20,000 sites across America.

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