According to new research, people who try to quit smoking succeed with probability three times greater if they eat more fruits and vegetables.Health researchers from the University of Buffalo have also found that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, helps people to stay longer than non-smokers."Other studies have shown an immediate approach by asking smokers and nonsmokers about their diets," - said Gary Dzhiovino, head of health, sanitation and hygiene in a university news release."We knew from the results of our previous work that people who abstained from cigarettes for at least six months, consumed more fruits and vegetables than those who still smoked.But what we did not know is the fact - whether increased consumption of fruits and vegetables have recently stopped smoking.And also the fact whether smokers who consume more fruits and vegetables are more likely to quit smoking. "
researchers conducted a national telephone survey of 1,000 smokers aged 25 years and older.Respondents further interview
The study also found that smokers who consumed more fruits and vegetables, smoked per day fewer cigarettes, lit a cigarette, his first day much later and had less dependence on nicotine."Maybe we have identified a new method that can help people quit smoking," - said the study's first author Jeffrey Heybak, postvypusknoy scientific assistant department of health, sanitation and hygiene."The data provided is - only the data observational study, but improving the diet can contribute to the liberation of the habit."
researchers noted that fruits and vegetables worsen the perception of the taste of cigarettes, and this may help explain why they help to quit smoking."It is also possible that fruits and vegetables give people more of a feeling of satiety or the filling of the stomach, and thus they have less need to smoke, since smokers sometimes mixed feeling of hunger with the desire to smoke," - said Heybak.The study authors stressed that the majority of smokers want to quit smoking.They clarified that the need to conduct a large study to confirm their results and to determine exactly how fruits and vegetables help to put an end to smoking addiction.They added that they should also be investigated by other dietary factors that accompany the process of smoking cessation.
«It is possible that an improved diet could be an important item was added to the list of measures to help quit smoking," - said Heybak."We certainly need to continue actions aimed at encouraging people to stop smoking and to help them succeed, including proven approaches included in the policy restrictions, such as tax increases on tobacco products and the enactment of laws aimed at combatingsmoking, and carrying out effective campaigns in the media. "