Would you like to lower your chance for lung cancer? Fill your diet with fiber rich foods and yogurt.

A study by Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers showed that eating more fiber and yogurt brings a reduced risk for lung cancer. The benefits of a diet high in fiber and yogurt have already been established for cardiovascular disease and gastrointestinal cancer.

In tests of subjects who consumed varying amounts of fiber and yogurt, those with the highest consumption had a 33 percent reduced lung cancer risk as compared to the group who did not consume yogurt and consumed the least amount of fiber.

“Our study provides strong evidence supporting the U.S. 2015-2020 Dietary Guideline recommending a high fiber and yogurt diet,” Xiao-Ou Shu, MD, PhD, MPH, Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, associate director for Global Health and co-leader of the Cancer Epidemiology Research Program at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, told Science Daily. “This inverse association was robust, consistently seen across current, past and never smokers, as well as men, women and individuals with different backgrounds.”

Yogurt and fiber have the benefits of prebiotics and probiotics, things that are not digested and promote growth of organisms in the intestines beneficial for digestion. So, your next trip to the grocery store, consider adding more foods higher in fiber, and add yogurt into the shopping cart as well.

It may be another Positively Delicious way to stay healthy!