A high salt intake increases the risk of stomach cancer. You can read a BBC news article and watch a video about this here. A study by Cancer Research UK has previously shown that a high salt intake doubles the chance of getting stomach cancer.

The World Cancer Research Fund estimates that reducing salt intake to 6g would prevent over a thousand cases of stomach cancer each year in the UK.

Salt also increases the risk of stomach ulcers and has effects on the bacteria that cause stomach ulcers.

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