Decreasing intake of salty foods such as bread, bacon and breakfast cereals could diminish your risk of developing stomach cancer, found a research by World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF). Excessive intake of salt is bad for blood pressure and may escort to cardiovascular disease and stroke, similarly it can also cause cancer.
The daily recommended intake of salt is six g that is equal to the level of teaspoon, but people usually intake eight and half g of salt daily. About six thousand cases of stomach cancer are found each year only in UK, from among about fourteen percent of cases could be avoided if everybody is struck to their six g limit a day.
Stomach cancer is difficult to treat effectively because most cases are not caught until the disease is well-established. This lays even greater stress on making lifestyle alternatives to avert the disease happening in the first place such as cutting down on salt intake and eating more fruit and vegetables, explained Kate Mendoza, head of health information at WCRF.
Intake of excessive salt does not mean sprinkling it over fish and chips, the gigantic amount of salt is already inside the food. Therefore the WCRF has called for a traffic-light labelling for, like red for high, amber for medium and green for low. But this method has proved contentious with several food manufacturers.
Therefore, supermarkets prefer other ways of labeling food. Lucy Boyd from Cancer Research UK, stated this research confirms what recently published report has shown that too much salt also contribute noticeably to number of people getting stomach cancer in the UK. Improved labelling such as traffic light labeling, could be a useful step to help consumers cut down.