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Lung Cancer Prevention

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Love those lungs by protecting them from one of the most common kinds of cancer. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.

The right diet is the key to managing many diseases and to improving general quality of life. For this condition, scientific research has found benefit in the following healthy eating tips.

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Eat tomatoesHigh in the antioxidant lycopene, tomatoes may protect against a variety of cancers including lung cancer.
Feast on fishFish eaters have been reported to have low risks of many cancers including lung cancer.
Fill up on fruits and veggiesFruits and vegetables have many constituents that contribute to their protective effect against lung cancer.
Steer clear of sugarPeople who eat high amounts of sugar-containing foods have had an increased lung cancer risk, whether the association may be due to other dietary or lifestyle factors remains unknown.
Try a low-fat dietLung cancer risk appears directly related to eating foods that contain saturated fat.
Choose your meats wiselyTo reduce your lung cancer risk, eat less red meat or opt for meat that isnít well-done or fried.
Cut the cholesterolMost, but not all, studies have reported that as dietary cholesterol increases, so does the risk of lung cancer.

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