Meat and Potato Diet Halves Lung Cancer Risk

Meat and potato diet halves the risk of developing lung cancer .
Individuals who have high levels of vitamin B6, found in meat, fish, potatoes and whole grains have their risk of developing lung cancer halved. This is the case irrespective of whether the individual smokes or not.
This is the finding from the biggest international study of the relation between diet and cancer, which suggests that the food we eat affects the likelihood or otherwise of getting lung cancer.
Smoking is the cause of 8 out of 10 cases of lung cancer, the most common cause of cancer death worldwide. Lots of these deaths happen to those who have stopped smoking, the risk remaining high.
Should this risk be lowered by changes to the diet, then many thousands of lives would be saved.
The European Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study was the biggest data study of nutrition and diet worldwide, involoving volunteers from ten European countries, between 1992 and 2000.
The 900 lung cancer patients were contrasted to 1,800 people who did not have the condition. Blood tests highlighted that those with above average levels of vitamin B6 had less than half the risk of developing lung cancer.

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