[Sca-cooks] Japanese Stomach Cancer

Susan Fox selene at earthlink.net
Fri Jan 19 11:49:44 PST 2007

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Ian Kusz wrote:
> I'm doomed...you're talking about my favorite foods.
> As an aside, since I'm on a salt-free diet, I'm pickling vegetables in
> vinegar (no sodium).  Is there any research on how that affects the
> equation?
> Ian of Oertha
> On 1/18/07, King's Taste Productions <kingstaste at comcast.net> wrote:
>> Here is the relevant passage from the book "Eat to Beat Cancer" by
>> J.Robert
>> Hatherill, PhD. 1998
>> "Stomach Cancer - Remarkably, stomach cancer is one of the few cancers
>> that
>> has declined in recent years - although variations do exist around the
>> globe.  Increased stomach cancer rates are associated with people who eat
>> highly salted and smoked foods.  Home refrigeration in most countries has
>> lead to a decreased risk for stomach cancer, because refrigeration allows
>> for increased consumption of fresh produce, with less reliance on salted,
>> smoked, and pickled foods.
>>        Stomach cancer Risk Factors:
>>        High-salt foods, which injure the lining of the stomach
>>        Processed, cured, salted and smoked meats (nitrates are found in
>> smoked, cured meats like bacon and sausage, salt-dried fish, beer, and
>> pickled vegetables)
>>        High-starch foods (potatoes, bread, rice pasta)
>>        Fried foods
>>        Cigarette smoking (smoke is known to contain the stomach cancer
>> agent   nitrite)
>>        Radiation exposure
>>        Bacterial infection (Heliobacter pylori among others) are involved
>> with stomach ulcers, and cause a much higher risk of stomach cancer. "
>> Here is information on this topic from "The Politics of Cancer Revisited"
>> by
>> Dr. Samuel Epstein 1998
>> "Pickling Vegetables: Traditional pickled vegetables from Asia have shown
>> evidence of posing a cancer risk, based on epidemiological studies that
>> have
>> found a high rate of stomach and nasopharyngeal cancer among people
>> consuming them." Pg 633
>> "Nitrite contaminated food is thought to be a cause of stomach cancer in
>> the
>> United States, Japan, and other nations." Pg636
>> "... epidemiological studies have shown that when people migrate from one
>> area to another, their disease patterns tend to adjust to that of the
>> country to which they migrate.  A 1968 study on the offspring of Japanese
>> migrants to the United States showed that their stomach cancer rate was
>> reduced by two thirds, their colon cancer rates tripled, and their rates
>> of
>> cancer of the pancreas, lung, and leukemia increased.  These changes in
>> cancer patterns were all in the direction of matching the comparable
>> cancer
>> rates for the U.S. white population. " pg 36

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