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Eradication of chronic H pylori reduces risk of gastric cancer

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7446.0-e (Published 22 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:0-e

Question Does treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection reduce the risk of gastric cancer?

Synopsis Although chronic H pylori infection is associated with an increased risk of gastric cancer, it is uncertain whether treatment reduces risk. A total of 1630 healthy, asymptomatic, adult carriers of H pylori were identified by screening in the Fuzian province of China, a high risk area. All subjects underwent endoscopy and 988 did not have precancerous …

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