It’s the cancer risk you probably never thought you’d have to worry about. An aggressive and deadly form of the disease that kills more than 140,000 Americans every year.
It’s far and away the deadliest cancer in America. But if you’re like most folks, you never imagined becoming a victim of lung cancer.
And that’s ESPECIALLY true if you’ve never smoked. Or you did, but it was ages ago.
Well, I have some bad news, my friend. It turns out you shouldn’t rest too easy. None of us should.
Just about ANYONE can get lung cancer. And that includes folks who’ve never touched a cigarette.
In fact, the portion of lung cancer patients who’ve never smoked is rising.
But new research reveals a way to cut your risk.
If you HAVE smoked, this quick action could help protect you from that long-ago habit. And if you’ve never given in to the temptation, this same simple diet addition could help assure you don’t get the disease either.
Surprising lung cancer triggers
While smoking was, is, and remains the leading cause of lung cancer, there ARE other ways you could be at risk.
For example, specific genes could raise your risk of the disease. If you have family members who’ve had lung cancer, especially if they’ve died of the disease, you could be at risk yourself.
But other risk factors may not be so obvious.
Asbestos and radon gas, for example, could increase your risk of lung cancer. But in either case, you might have no idea if you’ve been exposed.
And there are other factors that even scientists admit they still don’t understand.
The result? One in five women with lung cancer and one in 15 men with the disease have never so much as touched a cigarette.
2 tricks to slash your lung risks
But new research reveals two ultra-easy ways to help make sure you’re NOT one of them.
First, eat more yogurt. (I TOLD you it was easy.)
The new study finds that folks who eat the most yogurt have a 19 percent lower risk of developing lung cancer.
Even a little can go a long way: small amounts of yogurt can still cut your risk by 15 percent.
And second, get more fiber. Fiber is good for digestion, sleep, heart health, and, as the new study shows, cutting cancer risk.
Eat more of it, and your risk of lung cancer could drop by 17 percent.
Both healthy habits combined are even better than either one alone, of course. So if you can eat more delicious yogurt AND boost your intake of healthy fiber, your chances of developing this deadly disease could plunge by a third.