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Smokers Have Higher Lifetime Risk of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

By Kathryn Doyle  – Smokers could be doubling their risk for a type of aneurysm that is usually fatal if it ruptures, researchers say. An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) occurs when the aorta, the main vessel supplying blood to the lower body, becomes enlarged or bulges due to weakening of its walls. The problem can

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