Stomach Cancer Risk

A comprehensive and systematic review of global research shows that drinking alcohol, consuming processed meat and being overweight all increase the risk of stomach cancer. For each 50 grams (1.8 ounces) of processed meat consumed each day–the equivalent of ony one hot dog–increases the risk of stomach cancer by 18%. Stomach cancer is the fifth most common cancer world wide.

PositiveTip: Nearly 4,000 cases of stomach cancer could be avoided by some simple lifestyle choices.