Lung Cancer Risk and Diet

Posted on February 16, 2016 by Disability Help Group

Not only is the risk of lung cancer reduced by not using tobacco products, results from a new study indicate that it can be also be reduced by consuming a diet that is rich in a variety of fruits and vegetables. Lung cancer is a serious condition that may cause an individual to seek long-term disability benefits while undergoing treatment and recovery.

Experts continue to express how important it is that individuals don’t smoke in order to help prevent lung cancer. However, they have also found that when individuals incorporate a wide variety of vegetables into their diet it can reduce the chance of developing lung cancer.

In addition, a specific type of cancer, squamous cell lung cancer, is also reduced when a variety of fruits and vegetables are eaten. These reductions are found to be especially helpful for those who already smoke.

Researchers believe that the bioactive compounds found in fruits and vegetables play a part in the prevention of lung cancer. They conducted a study using 26 commonly eaten vegetables and 14 commonly eaten fruits. These were not only consumed fresh but dried and canned as well.

If you suffer from lung cancer or any other type of cancer, you may be unable to work for a long period of time and qualify for long-term disability benefits. A long-term disability representative can help determine if you qualify for disability benefits.

The long-term disability representatives at Disability Help Group have experience with cross examining medical and vocational experts and take time when speaking with you about your case. Call us today at 1-(800)-800-3332 for a FREE consultation.