We know that whole foods offer significant protection from cancer. It’s one of the best ways to keep tumors out of your body.
A new review done by Chinese researchers of 37 other clinical trials finds that eating eight servings a fruit per day drops your risk of lung cancer. The effect is strongest in women.
They looked at a total of 20,213 lung cancer cases and measured for fruits intake with lung cancer risk.
The combined results showed that there were significant associations between vegetables and fruits intake and lung cancer risk.
Your risk for lung cancer is 20 percent lower if you eat eight servings of fruit a day, and the association was stronger for women than men.
Another review of relevant studies, this time every one they could find published through 2014, found a very similar 18 percent reduction in lung cancer risk for those eating the most fruit. And every 100 gram per day increase in fruit consumption lowers the risk even more.
A new study from Japan looked at 1700 people with lung cancer and found that people who ate the most fruit lowered their risk of dying from lung cancer by 29 percent.
The more different kinds of fruits you eat, the better. Greater variety in fruit and vegetable consumption was found to reduce the risk of developing epidermoid carcinoma of the lung, with an additional two units of fruit consumption leading to a 9 percent risk reduction.