Reducing salt intake 'would cut cancer'
24 July 2012
A study from the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has claimed
that cutting back on salty foods can reduce the risk of developing
It stated that 1 in 7 stomach cancers could be prevented
if people stayed within salt intake guidelines, though Cancer
Research UK said this figure could be even higher!
Kate Mendoza, head of health information at WCRF, said:
"Stomach cancer is difficult to treat successfully because most
cases are not caught until the disease is
"This places even greater emphasis on making lifestyle
choices to prevent the disease occurring in the first place - such
as cutting down on salt intake and eating more fruit and
The WCRF also called for a wider adoption of the 'traffic
light' system for food labeling, which would make it easy for the
consumer to identify products high in salt, they claim.
As much as 80% of salt we eat is already in the food we
buy, so clear labeling and cooking from scratch would allow us to
keep an eye on the salt we are consuming.
Start at home by making healthier lifestyle
choices such as using LoSalt instead of regular salts to flavour