Low-fat diets reduce the risk of lung cancer

Written By Mark

A study conducted by researchers at Chongqing Medical University of China linked low-fat diets to the risk of lung cancer.

According to the Medical News Today website, the Chinese research team analyzed data from an extensive observational study that included more than 98,000 people who participated in a cancer study in the United States, and found a 24% lower risk of lung cancer among those with the least amount of fat in their diets.

This decrease was more pronounced among smokers, as the risk of developing this type of cancer decreased by 29% among smokers who followed a low-fat diet.

According to the study, high-fat diets were associated with an increased risk of small cell lung cancer.

Extensive-stage small-cell lung cancer is a malignant tumor that is difficult to treat despite the presence of promising immunological drugs.