According to a new study, broccoli appears to lower the risk of lung cancer in smokers and ex-smokers.
A research team studied lung-cancer patients and people without the disease who had similar diets and smoking habits. Among smokers, the protective effect of cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli ranged from a 20 percent reduction in risk to a 55 percent reduction, depending on the type of vegetable consumed and the duration and intensity of smoking.
Raw vegetables were the only kind found to offer protection to current smokers.
Whiotv.com November 19, 2008