Natural Health: Protecting Your Lungs Against Cancer | HEALTHandMED
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Dealing with Cancer Infections

Lung cancer is a difficult ailment to deal with, and unlike lightning it can strike twice in the same spot. People that have types of skin cancer apart from melanoma could be at increased risk in the future of getting other types of cancer, according to two recent studies — the Nurses’ Health Study, which involved 121,700 female nurses, and the Health Professionals Study, which involved 51,529 male health care professionals. Thankfully, there is something you can do to prevent lung cancer.

Varied Fruits and Vegetables Can Help Prevent Lung Cancer

Consume 5 portions of vegetables and fruits each day – European EPIC study conducted by researchers coming from ten countries has revealed that, when it comes to lung cancer risk, the important factor is not only the amount but also the variety of fruit eaten. A varied diet can even reduce lung cancer risk in smokers.

The results of this research reveal that consuming “more than 8 sub-groups” of vegetables reduces lung cancer risk by 23 percent in comparison to eating “less than 4 sub-groups”. What’s more, this risk drops by a further 4 percent for every item included to the diet from another sub-group. For every 2 additional items of different types of vegetables and fruit in the diet, risk of lung cancer drops substantially by 3 percent.

Of course, the best way to prevent lung cancer is by reducing tobacco consumption among the population