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The Prevention of Stomach Cancer

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Key Findings

  • Drinking three or more alcoholic drinks per day increases the risk of this cancer.
  • Consuming foods preserved by salting increases the risk. Research mainly relates to salt-preserved foods, such as pickled vegetables and salted fish, as traditionally prepared in East Asia.
  • Regular intake of processed meat increases the risk of stomach non-cardia cancer.
  • Excess body fat increases the risk of stomach cardia cancer.

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PREVENTABILITY

 

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15% of US stomach cancers – about 4,000 cases – can be prevented each year.

 Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Stomach Cancer

Source: AICR/WCRF Continuous Update Project Report: Stomach Cancer, 2016
STRENGTH OF CURRENT EVIDENCE DECREASES
RISK
INCREASES
RISK
 PROBABLE
Effect on Risk:
  Body fatness*
    Alcoholic drinks
    Processed meat**
    Salt-preserved foods

*Only cardia stomach cancer is associated with obesity

**Only non-cardia stomach cancer is associated with processed meat

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