LivingFuel HealthAlert: Carotenoids May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk In Women

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Posted on 18th February 2010 by admin in Health Alerts

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Increased dietary intakes of alpha- and beta-carotene may reduce the risk of breast cancer among female smokers, suggests a new study from Sweden.

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Living Fuel Alert: Smokers with Early Lung Cancer Could Double Survival Chances If They Quit

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Posted on 4th February 2010 by admin in Health Alerts

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LONDON – People with early lung cancer who quit smoking could double their chances of surviving, a new study says.

Until now, there has been little proof that quitting smoking after developing lung cancer makes any difference to survival.

British researchers analyzed previous data from 10 studies examining how long smokers survived after being diagnosed with lung cancer.

People with lung cancer who continued smoking had a 29 to 33 per cent chance of surviving five years. But those who kicked the habit had a 63 to 70 per cent chance of being alive after five years. The research was published in the BMJ, formerly known as the British Medical Journal.

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Cancer Hope for Green Tea Research

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Posted on 15th January 2010 by admin in Health Alerts

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Drinking green tea may help protect smokers from lung cancer, a study has shown.

Scientists found smokers who drank at least one cup of the antioxidant-rich beverage a day were almost 13 times less likely to develop the disease than those who drank no green tea.

Among smokers and non-smokers combined, drinking green tea led to a more than five-fold reduced risk of lung cancer.

The study was conducted in Taiwan, where people drink a lot of green tea.

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