Tv host fired, arrested for lewd conduct

Comedic actor Fred Willard was arrested in Los Angeles for lewd conduct in a Hollywood adult movie theater, causing the makers of a television show he hosted, Market Warriors, to promptly fire him on Thursday.
Willard, 72, known for roles in films such as This Is Spinal Tap and Best In Show as well as an Emmy Award-winning turn in the TV series Everybody Loves Raymond, was booked for lewd conduct and later released, said a police department spokesman, who declined to detail the conduct.
Celebrity website TMZ reported Willard was caught by police watching movies with his pants down, but that could not be confirmed. Willard’s attorney, Los Angeles-based Paul Takakjian, disputed the reason given for the arrest, but also declined to provide details.

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‘Vitamin D can protect lungs from smoking’
Washington: Vitamin D may protect your lungs against the effects of smoking, new research has claimed.
Researchers from Boston found that Vitamin D deficiency is associated with rapid decline in lung function over time in smokers, suggesting that vitamin D may have a protective effect against the effects of smoking on lungs.
“We examined the relationship between vitamin D deficiency, smoking, lung function, and the rate of lung function decline over a 20 year period in a cohort of 626 adult white men from the Normative Aging Study,” said lead author Nancy E. Lange from the Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
“We found that vitamin D sufficiency had a protective effect on lung function and the rate of lung function decline in smokers,” she said. — PTI

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