Observation of Gastric Mucosa in Bangladesh, the Country with the Lowest Incidence of Gastric Cancer, and Japan, the Country with the Highest Incidence
Matsuhisa T et al. – The scores for glandular atrophy and intestinal metaplasia in H. pylori–positive Bangladeshis were significantly lower than those in Japanese. All age groups of Bangladeshis had antrum–predominant gastritis, whereas corpus–predominant gastritis was more common than antrum–predominant gastritis in older Japanese age groups. These results may explain the low incidence of gastric cancer in Bangladeshis and the high incidence in Japanese.