Some Nutrients Give Smokers Less Risk To Cancer

In a recent study, it has been found that cigarette smokers who have higher levels of vitamin B6 and certain essential proteins in their blood have a lower risk of getting lung cancer than those deficient in these nutrients.

A study from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) shows that although there is no causal link, the research results can serve as a clue to find why some smokers never get lung cancer and some non-smokers or former smokers do.

Lung cancer is one of the most common diseases in the world with 90 percent of the cases caused by cigarette smoking. Statistics show that about 10 to 15 percent of smokers develop lung cancer, but this excludes other smoking-related illnesses like heart disease, stroke or emphysema.

The IARC study, which conducted research on around 900 people with lung cancer. Around 100 never smoked while 260 had quit. They found that most have low levels of vitamin B6 and an amino acid called methionine, found in protein like meat, fish and nuts.

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