Endogenous formation of carcinogenic N-nitroso compounds (NOC) occurs in the human gut. Red meat is considered the
most important dietary component linked to NOC formation, although nitrate and vitamin C (VitC) also contribute. We
previously showed that high-protein weight-loss diets increased fecal NOC and this was enhanced by simultaneous
carbohydrate restriction. Although previous studies have focused on the effect of either 1 or 2 dietary components on
endogenous NOC formation, no...
Authors: Grietje Holtrop, Alexandra M. Johnstone, Claire Fyfe, Silvia W. Gratz