Published on: May 14, 2013 at Sun Sentinel

Does salt contribute to gastric cancer? Questions arise…

By : Sun Sentinel

Are Americans getting mixed messages about how much sodium they should be consuming? Lately, yes, and some of those messages are muddled because studies themselves are muddled, a panel of doctors has concluded.

The Institute of Medicine panel reconfirmed evidence that high sodium in diets is associated with increased risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease. But other evidence in recent medical studies, such as a link between high sodium intake and gastric cancer, for example, was found to be inconclusive.

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