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Eat More Tomatoes To Reverse Lung Damage Caused By Smoking, Scientists Say

Here’s another reason to eat more tomatoes!

Tomatoes have been widely known for their wide range of health benefits – from boosting the immune system to cutting c***** risk. Apples, on the other hand, has a handful of health benefits due to its high fiber content.

Now, a new study suggests that eating more tomatoes may restore lung damage that has been caused by smoking. The study, which was conducted by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has found that the lung function decline among former smokers was slower with a diet high in tomatoes and fruits – particularly apples.

Adults who ate more than 2 tomatoes or more than 3 portions of fresh fruits daily had better results in terms of lung function decline in a 10-year-period compared to those who ate less.

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To land on their findings, the team examined the lung function and diet of at least 650 people in 2002.

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The lung function tests were repeated on the same individuals 10 years later.

For people who had stopped smoking, the results were more striking.

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Those who previously smoked and ate a diet rich in tomatoes and fruits had a slower lung function decline over the 10-year-period. The findings indicated that the diet rich in nutrients is helpful in repairing the damage caused by smoking.

Vanessa Garcia-Larsen, from the International Health Department of Bloomberg School, said:

“This study shows that diet might help repair lung damage in people who have stopped smoking. It also suggests that a diet rich in fruits can slow down the lung’s natural aging process even if you have never smoked.”

The study now suggests that dietary recommendations may be altered and modified for those who have ceased smoking or those who are developing lung diseases caused by smoking, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease in the United States.

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In fact, it has contributed to more than 480,000 deaths each year, which is equivalent to one in 5 deaths, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports.

In 2015, approximately 36.5 million adults in the country are currently smoking and 16 million people are living with smoking-related illness.

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Early Riser Women Have Less Chance of Developing Depression Than Late Risers, Study Claims

It’s time to wake up early.

It's not easy to wake up early if you sleep late at night. However, a new study finds that women who get up early in the morning are less likely to get depressed than those who wake up late.

The study, conducted by the scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder, and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, looked into over 32,000 women with an average age of 55. Researchers found out that those who are not morning persons are more susceptible to depression. The findings of this study were published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research.

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Tibetan Girl’s Unconventional Beauty Shakes the Modeling World

Her look is so different, “out of this world” is a more fitting description for her.

Right now, when you say "supermodel," you immediately think of Kendall Jenner or the Hadid sisters, Gigi and Bella. They may differ when it comes to looks, but they are still considered conventional by modeling standards. Now a new model comes in and her look is so different, and some say "out of this world" is a more fitting description for her.

Tsunaina, who hails from Tibet and is currently living in the UK, has beautiful slanted eyes, gorgeous pouty lips, chiseled jawline, and lots of beauty marks scattered all over her lower face.

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Toddler Swallows Fidget Spinner Part That Almost Cost His Life

A warning to all parents…

Fidget spinners took the world by storm last year and even the adults play with them without problems. But who would've thought that the seemingly harmless toy could be potentially deadly?

A three-year-old boy in Dallas, Texas was almost killed after he swallowed the fidget spinner's circuit board and disc battery. This should serve as a warning to parents to keep an eye on their kids when playing with toys.

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