HOUSTON --Eating pistachios a day may keep you from developing lung cancer. A new study shows pistachios are a good source of vitamin E which protects against certain forms of cancer.Researchers at the University of Texas in Austin tested dozens of people, half of whom ate two ounces of pistachios a day while the other half didn't eat any. They say those in the pistachio group showed significantly higher levels of a certain type of vitamin E that's known to protect against lung cancer.
The findings were presented on Tuesday in Houston at a cancer prevention conference sponsored by the American Association for Cancer Research.
Other foods that are rich in vitamin E include peanuts, pecans, walnuts, soybean, and corn oils.