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Cruciferous Vegetable Intake Is Inversely Associated with Lung Cancer Risk among Current Nonsmoking Men in the Japan Public Health Center (JPHC) Study.

Habitual consumption of cruciferous vegetables may confer men who are currently non smokers with significant protection against lung cancer.

​This study examined whether eating cruciferous vegetables regularly can help decrease the risk of lung cancer in non-smokers. Researchers analyzed the medical records of 82,330 Japanese men and women aged 45-74 years who responded to questionnaires on their dietary and smoking habits. 

Researchers discovered that frequent consumption cruciferous vegetables slashed the risk of acquiring lung cancer significantly in men who were never and former smokers. Evidence from this study indicate that adding more cruciferous vegetables to our diets can help to reduce the incidence of lung cancer in men who are non smokers.

Research Summary Information

  • 2017
  • Mori N, Shimazu T, Sasazuki S, Nozue M, Mutoh M, Sawada N, Iwasaki M, Yamaji T, Inoue M, Takachi R, Sunami A, Ishihara J, Sobue T, Tsugane S.
  • Epidemiology and Prevention Group, Center for Public Health Sciences, National Cancer Center, Tokyo, Japan. Epidemiology and Prevention Group, Center for Public Health Sciences, National Cancer Center, Tokyo, Japan; tshimazu@ncc.go.jp. Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Faculty of Human Life and Environment, Nara Women's University, Nara, Japan. Division of Nutrition Science, Graduate School of Sagami Women's University, Kanagawa, Japan; and. Department of Environmental Medicine and Population Sciences, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan.
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