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January 26, 2006

Blacks More Susceptible to Lung Cancer from Smoking

Blacks are much more likely than whites to get lung cancer from smoking cigarettes, according to a large study that provides significant new evidence in the debate over whether race plays an important role in health. (Washington Post)

Posted by news editor at 12:31 PM

December 09, 2005

Iron and Calcium Increase Risk of Lung Cancer

A new study has shown a link between intake of iron and calcium and an increased risk of lung cancer.

The message here for smokers and for former smokers is, don't take large amounts of supplements, particularly those with iron or calcium, unless you have a medical indication for them," warned Christiani. "People tend to take lots of vitamins and minerals thinking that they are good for them. We don't recommend large dietary shifts until these results are confirmed in further studies." (Reuters)

Posted by news editor at 05:01 AM