Nitrates, nitrites and gastric cancer in Great Britain

Nature. 1985 Feb 21-27;313(6004):620-5. doi: 10.1038/313620a0.

Abstract

Nitrate and nitrite were measured in the saliva of two populations who differed in their risk of developing gastric cancer. Surprisingly, the levels of both ions were significantly higher in the low-risk group.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nitrates / toxicity*
  • Nitrites / toxicity*
  • Risk
  • Saliva / analysis
  • Sex Factors
  • Smoking
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Stomach Neoplasms / epidemiology
  • Stomach Neoplasms / etiology*
  • United Kingdom

Substances

  • Nitrates
  • Nitrites