Stomach cancer in Japan.

  title={Stomach cancer in Japan.},
  author={William Haenszel and Minoru Kurihara and F B Locke and K Shimuzu and M Segi},
  journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute},
  volume={56 2},
A study of 783 patients with stomach cancer and 1,566 hospital controls in Hiroshima and Miyagi prefectures of Japan showed that farmers, representing mostly the lowest socioeconomic class, had higher risk of developing stomach cancer. The usual inverse gradient in risk by social class was in the urban population of Miyagi, but not Hiroshima, prefecture. The study in Japan did not reproduce the association of stomach cancer with consumption of salted/dried fish and salt-pickled vegetables… CONTINUE READING

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