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Featuring Demian Dressler, DVM and Sue Ettinger, DVM, Dip. ACVIM (Oncology), authors of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide

Food and Cooking Carcinogens

Updated: November 14th, 2018

There were many studies, articles and books Dr. Dressler and Dr. Ettinger used when writing The Dog Cancer Survival Guide. Here is a list of some of the most important references about the use of food and cooking carcinogens.

Please note that in vivo and clinical use citations were included whenever possible. We have also include links to the papers, where available.

Is There Too Much Fluoride in Your Dog’s Food? Environmental Working Group, July 1, 2009

Formation of N-Nitrosopyrrolidine in a dog’s stomach. Amiysliwny,TS, et al., Br. J. Cancer (1974) 30, 279

Acrylamide: a cooking carcinogen?, Tareke E, et. al., Chem Res Toxicol. 2000 Jun;13(6):517-22.

Analysis of acrylamide, a carcinogen formed in heated foodstuffs. Tareke E, et. al., J Agric Food Chem. 2002 Aug 14;50(17):4998-5006.

Verification of the findings of acrylamide in heated foods. Ahn JS et. al. Food Addit Contam. 2002 Dec;19(12):1116-24.

A review of mechanisms of acrylamide carcinogenicity. Besaratinia A and Pfeifer GP., Carcinogenesis. 2007 Mar;28(3):519-28. Epub 2007 Jan 18. Review.

Acrylamide carcinogenicity. Klaunig JE., J Agric Food Chem. 2008 Aug 13;56(15):5984-8. Epub 2008 Jul 15. Review.

A prospective study of dietary acrylamide intake and the risk of endometrial, ovarian, and breast cancer. Hogervorst JG et. al., Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2007 Nov;16(11):2304-13.

Determination of acrylamide in processed foods by LC/MS using column switching. Takatsuki S, et al., Shokuhin Eiseigaku Zasshi. 2003 Apr;44(2):89-95.

Nitrate and human cancer: a review of the evidence. Fraser P, et al. Int J Epidemiol. 1980 Mar;9(1):3-11.

Renal carcinogenicity of concurrently administered fish meal and sodium nitrite in F344 rats. Furukawa F, et. al., Jpn J Cancer Res. 2000 Feb;91(2):139-47.

Volatile N-nitrosamine formation after intake of nitrate at the ADI level in combination with an amine-rich diet. Vermeer IT, et. al., Environ Health Perspect. 1998 Aug;106(8):459-63.

Endogenously formed N-nitroso compounds and nitrosating agents in human cancer etiology. Bartsch H, et. al., Pharmacogenetics. 1992 Dec;2(6):272-7. Review.

Animal Species in which N-nitroso compounds induce cancer. Bogovski P and Bogovski S., Int J Cancer. 1981;27(4):471-4.

N-nitroso compounds and human cancer: where do we stand? Bartsch H., IARC Sci Publ. 1991;(105):1-10. Review.

Inhibition of nitrosation. Bartsch H, et. al., Basic Life Sci. 1993;61:27-44. Review.

Role of N-nitroso compounds (NOC) and N-nitrosation in etiology of gastric, esophageal, nasopharyngeal and bladder cancer and contribution to cancer of known exposures to NOC. Mirvish SS., Cancer Lett. 1995 Jun 29;93(1):17-48. Review. Erratum in: Cancer Lett 1995 Nov 6;97(2):271.

Production of dog food from protein meal obtained from processed poultry slaughter by-products. Slavko, F et al. Acta agriculturae Serbica 2010, vol. 15, iss. 29, pp. 25-30

Genotoxic and carcinogenic risk to humans of drug-nitrite interaction products. Brambilla G and Martelli A. Mutat Res. 2007 Jan-Feb;635(1):17-52. Epub 2006 Dec 6. Review.

DNA adducts of heterocyclic amine food mutagens: implications for mutagenesis and carcinogenesis. Schut HA and Snyderwine EG. Carcinogenesis. 1999 Mar;20(3):353-68. Review.

Heterocyclic amines: Mutagens/carcinogens produced during cooking of meat and fish. Sugimura T, et. al. Cancer Sci. 2004 Apr;95(4):290-9. Review.

Comments on the history and importance of aromatic and heterocyclic amines in public health. Weisburger JH. Mutat Res. 2002 Sep 30;506-507:9-20.

Heterocyclic amines: Mutagens/carcinogens produced during cooking of meat and fish. Sugimura T, et. al. Cancer Sci. 2004 Apr;95(4):290-9. Review.

A new approach to risk estimation of food-borne carcinogens–heterocyclic amines–based on molecular information. Nagao M. Mutat Res. 1999 Dec 16;431(1):3-12. Review.

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