High Fibre Diet Can Lower Risk of Lower Lung Cancer

Those who eat food with a high fibre content could be less susceptible to developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or lower lung disease, according to new research.
This new study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, involved more than 100,000 American adults during 1984 to 2000.
Only 832 out of 111,580 participants, on a high fibre diet, were diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
This highlighted that a group on a high fibre diet is a third less likely to develop COPD.
Moreover, in the analysis of the connection between a high fibre diet and chronic lung diseases, the researchers discovered that only grains lower the risk of lung diseases from other sources including wholegrains, fruits and vegetables .
The lead researcher, Dr. Raphaelle Varraso, has affirmed that not smoking is a necessary modifiable factor to lower the risk of COPD as is diet.
According to the researchers, high fibre diets consist of anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants which can lower the risk of lung diseases.
However, the study does not conclusively prove the role of a high fibre diet in lowering the risk of chronic lung diseases.
Furthermore, the researchers found that understanding the effects of a single nutrient on the health of individuals is a highly complex matter.

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