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Is daily drinking of large amounts of carrot juice harmful to patients with lung cancer? mixed info out there, some say it is good, others say v bad

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Dr. Eric Chevlen answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine - Oncology

Carrot juice is neither helpful nor harmful for lung cancer.

Answered Feb 27, 2016

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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered

Specializes in Pathology

There are some old epidemiologic studies on vitamin A / carotenoids in the diet and risk of squamous lung cancer. Some found the more carrots, the less lung cancer. Others fond the more carrots, the more lung cancer. I'm simplifying, but I'm read to believe these studies are just looking at coufounding variables rather than cause-and-effect and there's no real relationship.

Answered Sep 7, 2017

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