Researchers: White bread, bagels and more could raise risk for lung cancer

TEXAS (WIVB) — If white bread, corn flakes, bagels or puffed rice are part of your daily diet, scientists say you could be putting yourself at a higher risk for lung cancer.

More evidence suggests food may regulate the risk for developing the disease.

A new study from Texas shows a relationship between lung cancer risk and various glucose indicators, like the foods we just mentioned.

Scientists studied about 2,000 people recently diagnosed with the cancer, compared to more than 4,000 healthy people.

They found a nearly 50 percent higher risk of lung cancer for people who at the most foods high on the glycemic index, like white bread. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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