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September 29, 2005

Lung Cancer Prevention: Eat Your Fruits and Veggies

A new study has shown that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables may lower the risk of lung cancer. In addition to not smoking, patients “should be informed that they may further reduce their risk of developing cancer by adopting a diet rich in fruits and vegetables,” states the editorial, published in The Journal of the American Medical Association. (

Posted by news editor at 03:05 AM

September 23, 2005

Light Smoking Triples Risk of Lung Cancer

There's sobering news for "light" smokers, or smokers who decide to cut down rather than quit: A new study finds that smoking just one to four cigarettes per day nearly triples risks for dying of heart disease or lung cancer. (

Posted by news editor at 04:55 AM

September 21, 2005

Study Confirms Beta Carotene Carcinogenic in Smokers

New research confirms findings from past studies that indicate people who have ever smoked -- which means current and former smokers -- who take beta carotene supplements are at an increased risk of tobacco-related cancers. (

Posted by news editor at 05:48 AM

September 09, 2005

Lung Cancer Has a Strong Genetic Link

Individuals with a mother, sister or other "first-degree" relative with lung cancer are at increased risk of developing the disease, regardless of whether they smoke. Researchers say the finding supports the role of genetics and perhaps a shared environment in the development of lung cancer. (

Posted by news editor at 05:57 AM