01 June 2016


Smokers may have an unlikely new ally in fighting the cancer-threat their habit represents: watercress. Not in salads, but in the form of a concentrated extract. American researcher have discovered that if it is taken multiple times a day, the extract of this leafy green substantially reduces the activation of a carcinogen present in tobacco known as nicotine-derived nitrosamine ketone. Clinical trials suggest that cigarette smokers may benefit from the extract’s detoxifying effect, especially those who lack certain genes that are involved in the processing of carcinogens.


Live healthier

Don't even bother »

SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body LISTEN: Can you spot the smoker’s cough?

7 cough remedies that definitely don’t work

A chronic cough can be the bane of your life. Here are seven cough remedies you shouldn't waste your time with.

Be in the know! »

How to manage sensitive teeth 5 ways runners mess up their teeth

Oral health basics: what you need to know

Dr Simon Reeves talks us through the importance of oral health basics. Here’s how to care for your teeth properly.