less useful as a positive result can mean either that you are infected with H. pylori or that you had an infection in the past that i
s now cleared. All of these tests, together with H. pylori treatment, are available at the Digestive D
isease Center at Beijing United Family Hospitals.
Second, stop smoking. We all know that smoking is bad for us! Smokers have a two-fold incre
ased risk of developing stomach cancer and stopping smoking reduces the risk of stomach cancer over tim
e. Smoking also increases the risk for many other types of cancer, heart disease, chronic lung disease and stroke.
Third, lose weight. Being overweight or obese increases the risk of stomach ca