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Eating pistachios could cut lung cancer risk

December 10, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
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.