Jan 28, 2016: Lung cancer currently ranks as the leading cause of cancer related deaths in men and women. Although continuing to decline in men, incidence rates remain steady in women. Trends in lung cancer related death reflect trends in smoking over the past several decades. In 2015, the American Cancer Society estimates 221,200 new cases will be diagnosed and 158,040 deaths due to lung cancer will occur in the United States.
Cigarette smoking is the principal risk factor for development of lung cancer. Passive exposure to tobacco smoke also can cause lung cancer. The two types of lung cancer, which grow and spread differently, are the small cell lung cancers (SCLC) and non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC).
Lung cancer has been significantly increasing among young people. Each year many non-smoking women die from the deadly disease. But eating a healthy diet can lower the risk of developing cancer in the lungs.
Here are, Top Superfoods To Lower Lung Cancer Risk.
Regular intake of apple helps in lowering the risk of lung cancer as it contains rich amount of flavonoids.
Garlic contains diallyl sulphide compound which helps in reducing the risk of lung cancer. Eating the garlic raw helps you to get full benefits.
Broccoli is considered the best green vegetable as it reduces the risk of lung cancer because of its sulforaphane level. It also helps in increasing the production of enzymes to reduce carcinogens from human cells.
=> Red Bell Pappers:
Red peppers and red chilli peppers helps reduce the risk of lung cancer because of the phytochemical found in it.
Spinach contains rich amount of folate, a vitamin and lutein which helps in lowering the risk of lung cancer.