Meat intake, heterocyclic amines, and risk of breast cancer: a case-control study in Uruguay.

@article{Stefani1997MeatIH,
  title={Meat intake, heterocyclic amines, and risk of breast cancer: a case-control study in Uruguay.},
  author={Eduardo de Stefani and Anamaria Ronco and Mar{\'i}a Mendilaharsu and M Guidobono and Hugo Deneo-Pellegrini},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  year={1997},
  volume={6 8},
  pages={573-81}
}
To study the effects of meat intake, including heterocyclic amine exposure, on the risk of breast cancer, we conducted a hospital-based case-control study involving 352 patients with breast cancer and 382 controls. A strong effect of red meat, total meat, beef, fried meat, and heterocyclic amine exposure was found, after controlling for potential confounders. The odds ratio for the highest quartile of 2-amino-3-methylimidazo [4,5-f]quinoline exposure was 3.34 (95% confidence interval 1.85-6.02… CONTINUE READING
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