High fibre, yogurt diet reduces lung cancer risk
Risk of lung cancer can be reduced by consuming a diet which is high in fibre and yogurt, says a study.
Washington DC: Risk of lung cancer can be reduced by consuming a diet which is high in fibre and yogurt, says a study.
The benefits of a diet high in fibre and yogurt have already been established for cardiovascular disease and gastrointestinal cancer. The new findings based on an analysis of data from studies involving 1.4 million adults in the United States, Europe, and Asia suggest this diet may also protect against lung cancer. Participants were divided into five groups, according to the amount of fibre and yogurt they consumed.
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Those with the highest yogurt and fibre consumption had a 33 per cent reduced lung cancer risk as compared to the group who did not consume yogurt and consumed the least amount of fibre.
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Shu said the health benefits may be rooted in their prebiotic (nondigestible food that promotes growth of beneficial microorganisms in the intestines) and probiotic properties. The properties may independently or synergistically modulate gut microbiota in a beneficial way.
The study's lead authors are Jae Jeong Yang, PhD, a visiting research fellow from the Seoul National University, South Korea, and Danxia Yu, PhD, assistant professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt. (ANI)