Fresh fruit may beat tobacco smoke
A doctor claims fresh fruit and vegetables could help non-smokers fight the effects of passive smoking.
Dr Ruoling Chen, of Dundee University, says food high in Vitamin C can protect the lungs from harmful substances in smoke.
He even claims it could help reverse damage done by tobacco.
Highly reactive chemicals, known as oxidants, kill lung cells when inhaled but the anti-oxidants in fruit and vegetables neutralise them.
Dr Chen told the Daily Record: "If people can take anti-oxidants into their body then it can help to protect them against the ill effects of smoke.
"We are currently doing work investigating whether they can in fact have a positive effect in building up lung function."