Carrots are already known to be a healthy snack, but a new study shows that they may also demonstrate cancer-fighting properties.
There is a massive case being made through scientific research for the benefits of antioxidant-rich foods in preventing cancers in general, the telegraph reported. A study with 417 lung cancer patient participants and 849 controls, demonstrated a strong link between lack of carrot consumption and lung cancer.
Specifically, controlling for tobacco usage and other factors, they found that “current smokers who did not consume carrots showed a three-fold risk of developing lung cancer compared with those who ate them more than once a week.”
Additionally, a study in the Cancer Causes & Control (an international refereed journal that investigates and reports cancer causes) showed that, while smoking is the most important risk factor, “higher vegetable consumption, particularly of carrots, may significantly reduce the risk of lung cancer.”