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Cured and broiled meat consumption in relation to childhood cancer: Denver, Colorado (United States)

Abstract

The association between cured and broiled meat consumption by the mother during pregnancy and by the child was examined in relation to childhood cancer. Five meat groups (ham, bacon, or sausage; hot dogs; hamburgers; bologna, pastrami, corned beef, salami, or lunch meat; charcoal broiled foods) were assessed. Exposures among 234 cancer cases (including 56 acute lymphocytic leukemia [ALL], 45 brain tumor) and 206 controls selected by random-digit dialing in the Denver, Colorado (United States) standard metropolitan statistical area were compared, with adjustment for confounders. Maternal hot-dog consumption of one or more times per week was associated with childhood brain tumors (odds ratio [OR] = 2.3, 95 percent confidence interval [CI] = 1.0-5.4). Among children, eating hamburgers one or more times per week was associated with risk of ALL (OR = 2.0, CI = 0.9-4.6) and eating hot dogs one or more times per week was associated with brain tumors (OR = 2.1, CI = 0.7-6.1). Among children, the combination of no vitamins and eating meats was associated more strongly with both ALL and brain cancer than either no vitamins or meat consumption alone, producing ORs of two to seven. The results linking hot dogs and brain tumors (replicating an earlier study) and the apparent synergism between no vitamins and meat consumption suggest a possible adverse effect of dietary nitrites and nitrosamines.

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Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599.

Source

Cancer causes & control : CCC 5:2 1994 Mar pg 141-8

MeSH

Adolescent
Age Factors
Animals
Case-Control Studies
Cattle
Child
Child, Preschool
Colorado
Cooking
Feeding Behavior
Female
Humans
Infant
Lymphoma
Male
Meat
Meat Products
Neoplasms
Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma
Pregnancy
Sex Factors
Swine
Vitamins

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8167261

Citation

Sarasua, S, and D A. Savitz. "Cured and Broiled Meat Consumption in Relation to Childhood Cancer: Denver, Colorado (United States)." Cancer Causes & Control : CCC, vol. 5, no. 2, 1994, pp. 141-8.
Sarasua S, Savitz DA. Cured and broiled meat consumption in relation to childhood cancer: Denver, Colorado (United States). Cancer Causes Control. 1994;5(2):141-8.
Sarasua, S., & Savitz, D. A. (1994). Cured and broiled meat consumption in relation to childhood cancer: Denver, Colorado (United States). Cancer Causes & Control : CCC, 5(2), pp. 141-8.
Sarasua S, Savitz DA. Cured and Broiled Meat Consumption in Relation to Childhood Cancer: Denver, Colorado (United States). Cancer Causes Control. 1994;5(2):141-8. PubMed PMID: 8167261.
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