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Lung cancer is a deadly form of cancer that can be considered as a leading cause of deaths across the globe. The disease is already known to have a close association with poor lifestyle and habits such as tobacco consumption.
After analysis of a huge patient data, more than 126,293 people, gathered between 1978 and 1985 and monitored till 2008 on a number of parameters including cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, gender, ethnicity, BMI, as well as their academic status in order to estimate the chances for developing the lethal lung cancer, experts have suggested that alcohol intake has a close association with lung cancer.
In addition to this, the study has exposed that boozing is likely to increase the chances of lung cancer to a significant level. Further, experts have suggested sipping black tea, increasing the amount of fruits in diet in order to reduce the chances lethal lung cancer. Besides this, higher BMI is also observed to decline the risk of lung cancer.
An expert from the Kaiser Permanente situated in Oakland, California, Stanton Siu, warned that heavy drinking tends to impart an array of negative effects such as a number of cardiovascular problems and higher risk for developing the lung cancer.
"We did not see a relationship between moderate drinking and lung cancer development. So it appears probable that most middle-aged and older moderate drinkers have coronary artery protection ", the expert further added.
During the research, Dr. Siu in collaboration with fellow experts have identified a converse association between chances for developing lung cancer and BMI and notified that higher BMI indicates minimum risk of the lung cancer and vice-versa. Further, the BMI-cancer relationship was found to have no connection with smoking.
The findings were presented during the 77th annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians.