High Fibre And Yoghurt Could Reduce Lung Cancer Risk: Study

Updated at: Oct 29, 2019
High Fibre And Yoghurt Could Reduce Lung Cancer Risk: Study

High fibre has many health benefits which include weight reduction. In a recent study, researchers claimed, high-fibre intake can reduce the risk of lung cancer. 

Tavishi Dogra
LatestWritten by: Tavishi DograPublished at: Oct 29, 2019

Fibre is an indispensable part of your diet among all the crucial nutrients for the body, which helps keep your entire body healthy. There are many sources of dietary fibre that you can easily include in your diet. Eating a high fibre diet keeps your digestion healthy and also normalizes stool discharge. Eating a high fibre diet helps you maintain cholesterol level, lose weight and control diabetes (blood sugar level). At the same time, consuming a high fibre diet makes you feel full for more prolonged and less consumption of calories helps you to lose weight healthily.

A recent study has claimed that the consumption of high fibre diet helps reduce the risk of lung cancer. Researchers from 'Vanderbilt University' have found that high-fibre foods and yoghurt help reduce the risk of lung cancer.

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The research is based on an analysis of data from a survey of 1.4 million adults in Europe, United States and Asia, published in the journal 'Jama Oncology'. In which senior author Xiao-Yuu Shu, professor at Vanderbilt University, stated, "Our study provides strong evidence to support the USA 2015-2020 dietary guideline, which recommends the inclusion of high fibre and yoghurt in the diet."

How was the study done?

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  • For this study, participants were divided into five groups according to the amount of fibre and yoghurt. It found that those with the highest yoghurt and fibre consumption had a 33 per cent lower risk of lung cancer in comparison to those who did not consume yoghurt and fibre content.
  • Xiao-Yuu Shu said that its adverse effects were currently seen in smokers, first smokers and non-smokers (whether men or women). Shu stated that prebiotics (non-digestible food that promotes the growth of beneficial microbes in the gut) and probiotic properties could be developed.

Sources of fibre

Let us show you a list of some foods that are rich in fibre. You can quickly reduce the risk of lung cancer by including them in your diet. The best sources of high fibre are green vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, beets, carrots etc. Among fruits, you can eat pears, avocados, apples, strawberries, some nuts, dry fruits, chia seeds, almonds, oats, quinoa, beans, peas and lentils.

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