THE ROLE OF COOKED FOOD MUTAGENS AS POSSIBLE ETIOLOGIC AGENTS IN HUMAN CANCER - A CRITICAL-APPRAISAL OF RECENT EPIDEMIOLOGIC INVESTIGATIONS

Citation
C. Demeester et Gb. Gerber, THE ROLE OF COOKED FOOD MUTAGENS AS POSSIBLE ETIOLOGIC AGENTS IN HUMAN CANCER - A CRITICAL-APPRAISAL OF RECENT EPIDEMIOLOGIC INVESTIGATIONS, Revue d'epidemiologie et de sante publique, 43(2), 1995, pp. 147-161
Citations number
NO
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Review
Categorie Soggetti
Public, Environmental & Occupation Heath
ISSN journal
0398-7620
Volume
43
Issue
2
Year of publication
1995
Pages
147 - 161
Database
ISI
SICI code
0398-7620(1995)43:2<147:TROCFM>2.0.ZU;2-K
Abstract
The paper reviews the epidemiological studies that investigate the rel ationships between dietary protein intake and the risk of some cancer and that have been published since 1980. A comparison of these reports is complicated because of many confounding factors that could obscure the conclusions (e.g, choice of controls) and because it is difficult to distinguish the consumption of fat from that of animal proteins. T he 75 examined publications deal with the influence of food intake on different cancers: cole-rectal (42), stomach (8), breast (7), ovarian (4), endometrium (3), prostate (4), pancreas (2), urothelium (1), blad der (2), brain (1), lymphoma (1). From these studies in pal allel with information from other sources, it is concluded that pyrolysis produc ts generated by heat treatment of protein-rich food could be responsib le factors for, at least, cole-rectal cancer.