Less of Salt leads to Healthier India

Salt

By Dr. Sandeep Nayak

India has a particular liking for salt! High salt content in foods such as meats, fish, pickled foods and typical Indian dishes have increased the risk of nasopharyngeal cancer in the upper throat behind the nose. This incidence has been recorded at two to six per cent, according to the clinical evaluations from 12 major cancer registries in India. The incidence of stomach (gastric) cancer has been recorded at 6.8 to eight per cent, which is an alarming number. The risk of food pipe (esophagus) cancer also linked to salt intake. Majority of the patients are diagnosed too late because of the non-specific symptoms of these cancers.

For more on Laparoscopy, please visit MACS Clinic

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s