Vitamin rich foods fight lung cancer but vitamin pills don't

Vitamin rich foods fight lung cancer but vitamin pills don't

As we saw earlier, studies have shown that a diet providing sufficient levels of beta-carotene--easy to get in a couple of carrots or even sweet potato pancakes--per day clearly boosts immune strength. However, beta-carotene supplements are not the same as beta-carotene rich foods. In a disturbing research on smokers, beta-carotene pills did not help them at all. Smokers, of course, are at a very high risk of lung cancer, and those whose diets are high in beta-carotene-rich foods do, in fact, have a measure of protection. but when smokers take beta-carotene pills, their cancer rates are actually higher than without them. In other words, where vitamin rich foods help vitamin pills may not.

Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Cancer, Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine.

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