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High-Salt Diet and Ulcer Bug Combine to Increase Risk of Cancer, Vanderbilt University Study


4/19/2013 7:24:39 AM

Numerous epidemiologic studies have shown that a diet high in salt is associated with an increased risk of gastric cancer. Now Timothy L. Cover and colleagues of Vanderbilt University show that high dietary salt combined with infection by the ulcer-causing bacterium Helicobacter pylori greatly increases the risk of cancer.

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