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.
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