Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.


Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence


Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App

Eating Fruits, Vegetables Daily May Avoid Artery Disease

Eating fruits and vegetables also increases blood flow to the legs.


Updated:May 23, 2017, 8:19 AM IST
Eating Fruits, Vegetables Daily May Avoid Artery Disease
Representative Image

Increased consumption of fruit and vegetables per day may lower your risk of developing an artery disease that affects blood flow to the legs, researchers say.

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) narrows the arteries of the legs, limiting blood flow to the muscles and making it difficult or painful to walk or stand.

The findings revealed that people who ate three or more daily servings of fruits and vegetables had 18 per cent lower odds of PAD than those who ate less.

"Our study provides information that something as simple as adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet could have a major impact on the prevalence of life-altering PAD," said Jeffrey Berger, Associate Professor at New York University School of Medicine in New York City.

The study was reported in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.

In addition, the association of lower PAD and increased intake of fruits and vegetables, was found particularly among participants who were current or former smokers.

For the study, the team analysed 3.7 million people whose average age was 64, 6.3 per cent of whom had PAD, and 29.2 per cent reported eating three or more portions of fruit and vegetables every day.

They also completed ankle brachial index texts which compare blood pressure differences between readings at the ankle and the forearm.

Previous studies linked lower consumption of fruits and vegetables with the increased occurrence of coronary heart disease and stroke.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro and gain access to curated markets data, trading recommendations, equity analysis, investment ideas, insights from market gurus and much more. Get Moneycontrol PRO for 1 year at price of 3 months. Use code FREEDOM.

| Edited by: Shifa Khan
Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch


Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results