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Some foods may protect smokers' lungs

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June 6, 2008 8:13:21 AM PDT
Certain foods and drinks may protect smokers from lung cancer.A UCLA study found that foods rich in flavanoids, like fruits, vegetables and green tea, have anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can counteract tissue damage.

Foods with the biggest boost include strawberries, green and black teas, brussel sprouts, apples and onions.

The study was based on the diets of smokers with and without lung cancer.

It is the first study of its kind, and researchers warn more study is needed.

 

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