The consumption of well-done red meat and the risk of colorectal cancer

J. E. Muscat, E. L. Wynder

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Abstract

Heterocyclic aromatic amines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are mutagens that are produced in highly cooked meats. A case-control study of 511 patients with colorectal cancer and 500 matched control subjects examined whether consumption of well-done cooked beef is related to the risk of developing large bowel cancer. Approximately 16% of men and women consumed well-done beef, and 50% ate medium-cooked beef. For both sexes, there was no association between consumption of well-done or medium-cooked beef and colorectal cancer. This paper discusses whether questionnaire data accurately reflect dietary intake of heterocyclic aromatic amines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)856-858
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume84
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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