Gastric cancer and low cholesterol

Japan has the highest incidence of gastric cancer worldwide.

Lower blood cholesterol is always associated with decrease in the incidence of CHD.

However, in a study conducted in Japan, it was found that low blood cholesterol levels were associated with a greater risk of developing gastric cancer, especially the intestinal types.

Till date, no such co-relation has been found between CHD and Gastric cancer.

Doctors now have advised that people having low cholesterol should go for periodic gastrointestinal check ups. Really strange.



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