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Diet and prevention of smoking-related genetic changes

KEY POINT

A cohort-based study found that smokers and former smokers who consumed leafy green vegetables, folate, and multivitamins were less likely to have DNA changes associated with lung cancer.

SOURCES

Stidley CA et al. Multivitamins, folate, and green vegetables protect against gene promoter methylation in the aerodigestive tract of smokers. Cancer Res 2010;70:568–74.

Mozes A. Green tea may lower lung cancer risk. HealthDay. healthfinder.gov