the risk. A high intake of salted, pickled and smoked food can increase your risk of stomach cancer. On the other hand, people should
eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables as a diet high in fresh fruits and vegetable
s can lower the risk of stomach cancer. Citrus fruits which are high in Vitamin C (such as oranges, lemons, pomelos and grapefruit
) may be especially helpful. It is recommended to try to eat three to five portions of fresh fruit or vegetables per day. Som
e studies have also shown that whole-grain cereals, carotenoids, green tea, and substances found in garlic may lower the risk of sto
mach cancer although other studies have not shown a benefit.
Some studies from China have suggested that comb
inations of antioxidant supplements (vitamins A, C, and E and the mineral selenium)
might reduce the risk of stomach cancer in people with poor nutrition to begin with. But most studies looking at people who have
good nutrition have not found any benefit of adding vitamin pills to their diet and further research in this area is needed.
Things that may put you at risk of stomach cancer