OncologyNurseAdvisor.com explains that going nuts on nuts can have a positive effect on lung cancer risk. This holds true “irrespective of cigarette smoking status and other known risk factors,” says the source, which cites a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.
The source says about 2,100-cases in an Environment And Genetics in Lung cancer Etiology (EAGLE) study and another 18,500-cases in an American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Diet and Health Study were assessed for dietary habits. In the EAGLE study alone, subjects in the highest quintile (top fifth) of nut consumption showed a 26-percent lower risk of lung cancer, notes the source. Big benefits were shown for smokers eating a lot of nuts as well.