Hebbie Posted December 16, 2003 Share Posted December 16, 2003 December 16, 2003 NUTRITION NEWS FOCUS "Nutrition news is important. We help you understand it!" Today's Topic: Fruit, Vegetables and Your Lungs Many studies have found that eating a lot of fruits and vegetables every day is statistically associated with lower rates of many types of cancer, including lung cancer. A new meta-analysis of eight large trials finds that those eating the most fruits and veggies have a statistically significant 23 percent lower risk of lung cancer. Over 430,000 people were studied and more than 3,200 cases of lung cancer were diagnosed in followups ranging from 6 to 16 years. This particular study found that most of the protective effect was associated with fruit consumption. The study was published in the December 20, 2003 issue of the International Journal of Cancer. < http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi- ... 1/ABSTRACT > HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: A problem with any type of study looking at diet and smoking is that smokers eat fewer of the health-related foods and more unhealthy foods than nonsmokers. This makes it difficult to separate independent effects. It is also important to remember that we could reduce lung cancer by 90 percent if everyone stopped smoking. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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