A possible role of iron deficiency in gastric cancer in Colombia.

@article{Broitman1981APR,
  title={A possible role of iron deficiency in gastric cancer in Colombia.},
  author={Selwyn A. Broitman and H{\'e}ctor V{\'e}lez and Joseph J Vitale},
  journal={Advances in experimental medicine and biology},
  year={1981},
  volume={135},
  pages={155-81}
}
Through the efforts of Correa, Cuello, Haenszel, Tannenbaum and others it was learned that the incidence of gastric cancer in certain areas of Narino (Colombia) was among the highest in the world. These areas of high risk for gastric cancer were adjacent to an area of substantially lower risk. Gastric biopsies from healthy volunteers residing in the "high risk" area exhibited a greater incidence of superficial gastritis and chronic atrophic gastritis with and without intestinal metaplasia than… CONTINUE READING

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