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BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 09 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:66

Salt can increase cancer risk: Eating highly salted food can double a person's risk of stomach cancer, from 1:1000 to 1:500, says an online report due to be published next week in the British Journal of Cancer ( The study looked at 40 000 Japanese men over an 11 year period and took account of smoking and drinking habits as …

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