Pistachios Could Lower the Risk of Lung Cancer

Pistachios may lower the risk of lung cancer .
Vitamin E provides a degree of protection against certain types of cancer .
Higher intakes of gamma-tocopherol, which is a form of vitamin E, may lower the risk of lung cancer, according to Ladia M. Hernandez, M.S., R.D., L.D., senior research dietitian in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Pistachios are a greate source of gamma-tocopherol. Eating them ups your intake of gamma-tocopherol so pistachios can help to decrease lung cancer risk .
Pistachios are known to provide a heart-healthy benefit by producing a cholesterol -lowering effect and providing the antioxidants usually found in food products of plant origin.
Hernandez and her colleagues conducted a six-week, controlled clinical trial to evaluate whether the consumption of pistachios would increase dietary intake and serum levels of gamma-tocopherol.
She went on to add that a pistachio-rich diet could potentially help reduce the risk of other cancers from developing.

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