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Smoking is deadlier than we thought. So far it was linked to lung cancer alone. But a new study by US researchers shows that smoking raises a person’s risks of esophageal and stomach cancers.

entertainment Updated: Jan 03, 2010 00:04 IST

Your fitness, nutrition and medicine guide

Smokers beware
Smoking is deadlier than we thought. So far it was linked to lung cancer alone. But a new study by US researchers shows that smoking raises a person’s risks of esophageal and stomach cancers. The study that followed more than 120,000 Dutch adults for 16 years, researchers found that smoking increased the risk of the two main forms of stomach cancer and esophageal cancer — by anywhere from 60 per cent to 263 per cent versus non-smokers.

Recipe

Low fat pineapple strawberry sundae
Directions: 1 can pineapple chunks, 2cups fresh strawberries, juice drained, 1/2 cup strawberry jam, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 2 cups non-fat vanilla frozen yogurt, Mint sprigs, for garnish. Pull green tops off strawberries and slice. Put half in a small saucepan. Add pineapple chunks, jam and lemon juice. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook, stir occasionally, until the strawberries are soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in the remaining strawberries. Set aside to cool. To serve, spoon most of the sauce into 4 ice cream dishes and top with scoops of frozen yogurt. Spoon the remaining sauce on top. Garnish with mint sprigs.