There is a good news for vegans and fruit lovers. On Friday, US researchers have said that women who eat lot of vegetables and fruits are comparatively at lower risk of developing bladder cancer.
In the Journal of Nutrition, University of Hawaii based researchers have revealed that they studied over 180,000 individuals over a period of 12 years. Among the individuals who were studied, 152 women and 429 men were diagnosed with bladder cancer.
The researchers said among women those who consume high yellow-orange fruits, vegetables are at 52 percent lower risk of developing bladder cancer.
Burning micturition, blood during passage of urine are some of the important symptoms of bladder cancer. The dietary habits of women among the studied individuals were found to be more vegetarian compared to men.
Smoking of tobacco is considered among the most riskier factor for developing bladder cancer.
Among the women diagnosed with bladder cancer, it was found that they were not actively involved in intake of yellow-orange vegetables, compared to those who were not diagnosed.
Song-Yi Park from the University of Hawaii said, “Our study supports the fruit and vegetable recommendation for cancer prevention.’’
He concluded saying “However, further investigation is needed to understand and explain why the reduced cancer risk with higher consumption of fruits and vegetables was confined to only women.’’
The study also found the evidence related to vitamins and bladder cancer. It was found that high intake of vitamins A, C and E helps in lowering the risk of bladder cancer.