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Project: Impact of meat and processed meat products on the formation and (geno)toxic activity of N-nitroso compounds in the human gastrointestinal tract

project duration
01-OCT-10 – 30-SEP-13
Evidence exists that red and processed meat, increase the risk of colorectal cancer. A plausible explanation is the formation of N-nitroso compounds in the human gut. In this study a combination of state-of-the-art chemical-analytical techniques and toxicological tests will be used on digests from meats. This will lead to the characterization of NOCs and allow to distinguish those in terms of activity.