Pistachios might reduce lung cancer risk

December 10, 2009 Pistachios are a good source of a type of vitamin E called gamma-tocopherol.

The study included 18 people who ate about 2 ounces, or 117 kernels, of pistachios a day for four weeks. Eighteen people in the control group did not add pistachios to their normal diet.

Those in the pistachio group showed significantly higher blood levels of gamma-tocopherol.

The findings were presented Wednesday in Houston at a cancer prevention conference sponsored by the American Association for Cancer Research.

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