New research out of Vanderbilt University Medical Centre suggests that a diet high in yoghurt or fibre (or both) may reduce a person’s likelihood of developing lung cancer.
These findings came out of an analysis of several studies involving 1.44 million participants throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia and showed that those who ate yoghurt daily were 20 per cent less likely to be diagnosed with the disease than those who didn’t consume the food at all. Meanwhile, the participants who had a diet high in fibre reduced their risk of lung cancer by approximately 15 per cent. But most interesting of all? In those with the highest fibre and yoghurt intake, this jumped to 33 per cent.
"This inverse association was robust," the study’s author Xiao-Oi Shu noted." Consistently seen across current, past, and never smokers, as well as men, women, and individuals with different backgrounds."
All-bran and Yoplait for brekkie it is…