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Broccoli Fights Lung Cancer

November 21, 2008 | 1,606 views

According to a new study, broccoli appears to lower the risk of lung cancer in smokers and ex-smokers.

A research team studied lung-cancer patients and people without the disease who had similar diets and smoking habits. Among smokers, the protective effect of cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli ranged from a 20 percent reduction in risk to a 55 percent reduction, depending on the type of vegetable consumed and the duration and intensity of smoking.

Raw vegetables were the only kind found to offer protection to current smokers.

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