Racial differences in Helicobacter pylori, serum pepsinogen and gastric cancer incidence in an urban Asian population.

@article{Ang2005RacialDI,
  title={Racial differences in Helicobacter pylori, serum pepsinogen and gastric cancer incidence in an urban Asian population.},
  author={Tiing Leong Ang and K M Fock and Subbiah Dhamodaran and Eng Kiong Teo and Jessica Yi-Lyn Tan},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  year={2005},
  volume={20 10},
  pages={1603-9}
}
BACKGROUND In Singapore, the highest incidence of gastric cancer occurs in the Chinese (C), with lower rates among Malay (M) and Indian (I) subjects. The purpose of the present paper was to examine whether racial differences in the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori and serum pepsinogen (PG) could account for this difference. METHODS A randomized community health survey involving 7000 asymptomatic healthy individuals was conducted. Among the Chinese, Malay and Indian respondents, subjects were… CONTINUE READING