For smokers who've managed to quit, the road to fully repairing lungs damaged by the habit may seem like a long one.
But new research suggests help may be close at hand -- in the kitchen.
The decade-long study of 650 British and European adults suggests that diets high in tomatoes and fruits, particularly apples, could speed the healing of smoke-damaged lungs.Read the whole article
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