Table 1

Intake of heterocyclic amines and mutagenic activity from meat in case and control subjects

Intake of HCAs and mutagenic activityHCAs (ng/day) and mutagenic activity (revertant colonies/day) for cases (n = 146)aHCAs (ng/day) and mutagenic activity (revertant colonies/day) for controls (n = 228)a
DiMeIQx2.2 (0, 1.1, 5.4)1.5 (0, 0.7, 4.5)
MeIQx32.7 (2.9, 21.7, 93.5)19.6 (1.6, 12.3, 49.3)
PhIP109.7 (0.6, 69.6, 249.8)78.2 (0, 38.2, 218.5)
Mutagenic activity4,843 (454, 3,666, 10,507)3,228 (153, 1,842, 8,536)
  • a Mean (10th, 50th, 90th percentiles).