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02 September 2010

Fruit, veg protects smokers' lungs

Eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables may help protect some smokers from lung cancer, a new study suggests.

Eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables may help protect some smokers from lung cancer, a new study suggests. But, the researchers stressed that quitting smoking will do far more to reduce risk than "an apple a day" or having a salad for lunch.

Keep in mind that "wide variety" meant more than a banana with breakfast and a helping of peas and carrots with dinner. Think kale and spinach; berries and melons; cabbage, cauliflower and eggplant - some 40 different fruits and vegetables in all.

 

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