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Development of a meat frequency questionnaire for use in diet and cancer studies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17659903     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To develop a meat frequency questionnaire to assess dietary heterocyclic amine intake. The meat frequency questionnaire is designed to obtain information on meat types, cooking methods, and doneness preferences that predict heterocyclic amine concentrations in different meats. DESIGN: Total and specific meat intakes were determined by a standard food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) and compared with that determined by the meat frequency questionnaire. SUBJECTS/SETTING: Three-hundred fourteen African-American males participating in a clinic-based study of prostate disease and heterocyclic amine intake were administered the two questionnaires in a cancer education center prior to undergoing screening evaluations for prostate disease. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Fried, broiled, and grilled vs total meat intake was assessed using the meat frequency questionnaire vs FFQ, respectively. Specific meat items included in the meat frequency questionnaire were evaluated as factors potentially explaining discrepancies in meat intake estimated using the two questionnaires. Seasonal variation in meat intake was also examined. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS: Correlation coefficients for intake of total meat and individual meat groups determined by FFQ vs meat frequency questionnaire were calculated. Seasonal differences in meat and estimated heterocyclic amine intakes were evaluated by t test, adjusted for multiple comparisons. RESULTS: Meat intakes determined by the two questionnaires were well-correlated (Pearson r=0.69); however, total meat assessed by the meat frequency questionnaire exceeded total meat assessed by the FFQ in 30% of participants. Total energy and intake of heterocyclic amine-associated meat were greatest when the meat frequency questionnaire was administered during winter months. CONCLUSIONS: The heterocyclic amine meat frequency questionnaire provided a fractional measure of total meat intake and identified specific heterocyclic amine-containing meat items underreported in a standard FFQ.
Garrett A Keating; Kenneth T Bogen; June M Chan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Dietetic Association     Volume:  107     ISSN:  0002-8223     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Diet Assoc     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-30     Completed Date:  2007-09-11     Revised Date:  2007-12-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503061     Medline TA:  J Am Diet Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1356-62     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Box 808, L-396, Livermore, CA 94551, USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Americans
Amines / administration & dosage*,  adverse effects,  analysis
Cookery / methods*
Diet Surveys
Heterocyclic Compounds / administration & dosage*,  adverse effects,  analysis
Meat* / adverse effects,  analysis
Middle Aged
Prostatic Neoplasms / epidemiology,  etiology
Questionnaires / standards*
Reproducibility of Results
Self Disclosure
Grant Support
P01 CA55861-01/CA/NCI NIH HHS
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Amines; 0/Heterocyclic Compounds

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