Colorful Compound In Fruits And Vegetables Could Lower Smokers’ Risk Of Lung Cancer

January 25, 2017 | By admin

A compound found in oranges, sweet red peppers, and other fruits and vegetables has the potential to reduce the risk of smoking-related lung cancer, according to a recent study.  Beta-cryptoxanthin – found in oranges, sweet red peppers, and other fruits and vegetables – may help to lower the risk of lung cancer. Published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research, the study describes how the pigment, called beta-cryptoxanthin (BCX), reduces the number of receptors required for nicotine to fuel lung tumor growth.  Study co-author Xiang-Dong Wang, of the Jean Mayer United States Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston, MA, and colleagues say that their results indicate that eating fruits and vegetables high in BCX might reduce the risk of lung cancer caused by smoking