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Colorful compound in fruits, vegetables could lower smokers' lung cancer risk
 

Colorful compound in fruits, vegetables could lower smokers' lung cancer risk

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A compound called beta-cryptoxanthin - found in many fruits and vegetables - might lower the risk of smoking-related lung cancer, new research suggests.
 
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26 Jan 2017 - General
 
i would like to thank the author of this article for sharing this wonderful idea. As we have studied in Medical School, fruits and vegetables do contain a lot of antioxidants which helps the body to detoxify itself and prevent premature aging, this holds especially true to the dermatology and cosmetology areas of medicine. Now, linking these areas with oncology( which is the branch of medicine that tackles cancer) is of very great help, this research will help entice the younger generation to pa...
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I read somewhere that the more colorful the fruit or vegetable, the healthier it is due to the presence of antioxidants that also serve as pigments in the plant. This discovery about beta-cryptoxanthin being able to combat nicotine’s potential to cause lung cancer is truly a great discovery. It must be emphasized to smokers though that the best way to prevent lung cancer is still to quit smoking. This finding may be useful though for those who are frequently exposed to secondhand cigarette smoke...
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