A diet rich in vegetables may help prevent acute pancreatitis, according to a news release from BMJ Group. Acute pancreatitis is a serious condition where active enzymes inside the pancreas begin to digest the gland.
The study, published in the journal Gut, found that study participants who ate more than four daily servings of vegetables were 44 percent less likely to develop acute pancreatitis than those who ate less than one serving daily.
Researchers tracked the diet and health records of 80,000 adults in central Sweden over 11 years for the study.
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