Regular consumption of excessively salty foods is associated with a number of serious problems in the body – from high blood pressure and joint diseases to diseases of the kidneys and the cardiovascular system, cardiologists warn.
In addition, as doctors from the Research Institute of the National Cancer Center in Kasiva found out, salt increases the risk of developing stomach cancer. Express.
In particular, Japanese researchers came to the conclusion that those people who consume 12 to 15 grams of salt per day are twice as likely to develop stomach cancer. Also, as shown by observations over 11 years of thousands of volunteers, the risk of oncology is higher for those who smoke and eat few vegetables and fruits.
Recall, according to WHO, a person can eat about five grams of salt per day without harm to health. This includes not only the salt added from the salt shaker, but also the one that we “take” from the products.
The researchers recalled that among the main symptoms of stomach cancer, one can single out a sharp decrease in body weight, aching pains that radiate to the back, lower back (as the tumor grows), bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract due to vascular destruction, and anemia.