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Title of Collaborative Activity:

Natural Compounds to Reduce Nitrate in Meat Products: Phytome

Description of Collaborative Activity:

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are collaborating on a longitudinal human feeding study of processed meats and drinking water nitrate conducted by Maastricht University. CDC researchers are measuring volatile nitrosamines (NOCs) and nitrate concentrations in urine samples taken before and after consumption different types of processed meats with and without the intake of nitrate in drinking water. NCI will also evaluate nitrate and nitrosamine excretion levels in relation to the oral microbiome. Results from this study will characterize NOC formed from water nitrate and processed meat ingestion.

Type of Collaborative Activity:

Research Initiative

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