A 69-year-old man was seen for vague abdominal distress. The gastric lesion shown in the figure was.

A 69-year-old man was seen for vague abdominal distress. The gastric lesion shown in the figure was resected following initial endoscopic discovery. Which of the following statements about this condition is correct? (a) It has been decreasing in frequency over the past several decades. (B) It is more frequent in Japan than in the United States. (C) It is related to the use of nitrites as food preservatives. (D) It may result in Krukenberg tumors. (e) It will most likely heal with conservative management