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Fruit, Veggies, Fridge Keys to Beating Gastric Cancer: Doctor

Heavy use of soy sauce and salted foods can lead to gastric cancer, a doctor said Monday.

The Japanese, who have high intakes of salt, smoke a lot and eat less vegetables have a high incidence of gastric cancer, said Dr. Taing Tek Hong, as a guest on “Hello VOA.”

Salty food can increase the risk of “helicobacter pylon” infection as well as gastric cancer, he said.

The best way to prevent gastric cancer is to keep food refrigerated, reduce consumption of salted, smoked and chemically preserved foods and eat more fruits and vegetables, he said.