A study of tobacco carcinogenesis: effect of the fat content of the diet on the carcinogenic activity of 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone in F344 rats.

3 Epidemiological studies indicate that the risk of cigarette smokers for cancer of the lung and of the pancreas is influenced by the fat content of the daily diet. In a long-term bioassay (24 months), we gave F344 rats 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone (NNK), a tobacco-specific and strongly carcinogenic N-nitrosamine, as a 2 ppm solution in… (More)