A diet high in fiber and yogurt was associated with a reduced risk of lung cancer
To such conclusion the doctors from the Medical center of Vanderbilt University in the United States.
The benefits of a diet high in fiber and yogurt was already established for cardiovascular disease and cancer of the gastrointestinal tract. New results based on the analysis of research data involving 1.4 million adults in the United States, Europe and Asia, suggest that this diet may also protect against lung cancer.
Thus, the participants were divided into five groups depending on the intake of fiber and yogurt. Those who consumed more yogurt and fiber, the risk of lung cancer was reduced by 33% compared with the group that did not consume yogurt and consume less fiber.
Also reducing the likelihood of the disease were recorded in smokers and those who quit the habit. Similar dynamics were recorded by volunteers of different sex and nationalities.
“Our study provides compelling evidence in support of the food Guide to United States for 2015-2020, which recommends a diet high in fiber and yogurt,” said senior author Xiao-OU Shu, MD, Professor of research in the field of cancer.Shu said the health benefits may be associated with a prebiotic (non-digestible food that promotes the growth of beneficial microorganisms in the gut).