A report was released by the American Institute for Cancer Research along with the World Cancer Fund, which identified that excess weight could raise a person’s risk of developing stomach cancer. Alcohol and processed meat consumption – including ham, and hot dogs – are also thought to increase cancer risk.
The review also concluded that in the U.S., about one out of every seven cases of stomach cancer could have been prevented. These preventative measures include maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding processed meats, and not drinking more than three alcoholic beverages each day.
These findings were published in Health Day News on April 20, 2016.