How common is arteriosclerosis obliterans?

Arteriosclerosis obliterans affects 15 to 20% of those over age 70. It is most common among men over 50 years of age, regular smokers, and diabetics. Those who are obese or generally inactive are at a higher risk for arteriosclerosis obliterans. However, many people with this disease have no symptoms.

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