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This Is Why Red Peppers Could Reduce Lung Cancer Risk In Smokers

Researchers discovered in 2004 that beta-cryptoxanthin (BCX), a natural pigment which gives many fruits and vegetables their bright red and orange colorings, was able to reduce smokers' risk of developing lung cancer — although exactly why remained unclear. Now, in a new study, researchers from Tufts University in Massachusetts have uncovered the molecular reasoning for this…

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