Snuff out Cancer Risk

  • PublishedSeptember 26, 2011

You need to congratulate yourself if you have already quit smoking, as breaking the habit significantly cuts your risk for heart disease and stroke. But there is more you can do to protect your health. Former smokers who load up on vegetables – eating equivalent of four or more servings of salad per week, or about two cups of leafy greens and one cup of chopped vegetables are half as likely to get lung cancer than those who eat three or fewer servings, a study from University of Texas, Anderson Cancer Center in the US, shows. Researchers also found physical activity, such as gardening and exercise, cuts lung cancer risk in quitters by up to 45 percent.

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