The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM) has proposed a ‘tentative’ upper maximum limit for beta-carotene in food supplements after a risk assessment suggested in this form it may increase the risk of lung cancer and death in smokers.
Long-term, regular use of vitamin E in women 45 years of age and older may help decrease the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by about 10 per cent in both smokers and non-smokers, according to a US study.
Resveratrol, the powerful antioxidant found in wine, and another
polyphenol quercetin can act as novel anti-inflammatory agents,
conclude UK researchers, although they question the value of
offering resveratrol over the counter.
Eating lots of fruit and vegetables can cut the risk of
smoking-related diseases, finds new research published in this
week's European Respiratory Journal. More evidence to
support the role diet plays in overall health.