Who would'a thunk it?
A new report looking at what causes stomach cancer found three new somewhat surprising links: alcohol, processed meat and obesity.
All three are linked with several other cancers, including colon cancer and breast cancer, but this is the first time they've been associated with stomach cancer.
The report also finds more typical causes: smoking, eating food preserved with salt, and infection with a bacteria called Helicobacter pylori.
"Obesity is now linked to 11 types of cancer and we want Americans to know there are steps everyone can take for cancer prevention and better health, like eating more vegetables, beans, fruits and other plant foods along with squeezing in a few more steps every day," said Alice Bender of the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), which conducted the study.