Salt 'stomach cancer risk'

Too much salt is believed to promote cancer by damaging the stomach lining, a new report has found. Better "traffic light" food labelling is needed to reduce the number of stomach cancers linked to salt, experts have added.

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Tips to reduce your salt intake

  • Check food labels and select products with less salt or sodium.
  • Gradually reduce, and then cur out, the amount of salt you add to food during cooking and at the table.
  • Use spices, herbs, garlic and lemon instead of salt.
  • Make your own meals from scratch.
  • Eat fresh meat rather than processed meat.
  • Limit the amount of salty snacks you eat.

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