What is the role of diet in the etiology of gastric cancer?

Updated: May 21, 2019
  • Author: Elwyn C Cabebe, MD; Chief Editor: N Joseph Espat, MD, MS, FACS  more...
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A diet rich in pickled vegetables, salted fish, salt, and smoked meats correlates with an increased incidence of gastric cancer. [13]

A diet that includes fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C may have a protective effect. [14]


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