More potential benefits of eating fruits and vegetables:

TUESDAY, Aug. 31 (HealthDay News) — Eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables may help protect some smokers from lung cancer, a new European study suggests.

But, the researchers stressed that quitting smoking will do far more to reduce risk than “an apple a day” or having a salad for lunch.

In the study, participants who ate a diet that contained a diverse mix of fruits and vegetables appeared to have a 27 percent lowered risk of a common type of lung cancer, the researchers reported.

Go to Can Fruits, Veggies Help Ward Off Lung Cancer? to learn more.

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