Yogurt, dietary fibre can help prevent lung cancer: Study

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According to a new study conducted by Seoul National University and Vanderbilt Cancer Research Centre in Washington, it is found that dietary fibre and yogurt  could prevent cancerous growth in lungs. The study was published in J.A.M.A Oncology Medical Journal.

Researchers came up with this outcome after being studied 14 million people across the continents  Europe, Asia and America. It had earlier found that yogurt and dietary fibre have been very useful in preventing cancerous cell growth in small intestine and stomach. But after the new study it is also found that it would help in preventing cancerous growth by 33 per cent in the lungs too.

Yogurt is highly nutritious and is an excellent source of protein, calcium and potassium. It provides numerous vitamins and minerals and is relatively low in calories.

Fibre-rich foods include:

Whole grain  breakfast cereals, whole-wheat pasta, whole grain bread and oats, barley and rye.

Fruits  such as berries, pears, melon and oranges.

Vegetables such as broccoli, carrot  and sweet corn.

Peas, beans and pulses.

Nuts and seeds.

Potatoes with skin.