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Wrangling Science: Red Meat & Cancer


January 31, 2010

An Exponent report, "Red Meat and Processed Meat Consumption and Cancer: A Technical Summary of the Epidemiologic Evidence” was released to members of the Human Nutrition Research Committee during the Cattle Industry’s Annual Convention this past week in San Antonio. Dr. Dominik Alexander, Senior Managing Scientist in the Center for Epidemiology and Computational Biology practice is the author of the report.  The purpose of this technical report is to summarize the currently available epidemiologic studies of red meat and processed meat consumption and cancer. The fundamental basis of the science of epidemiology, including study designs, research methodology, data evaluation, and scientific interpretation is also discussed. This assessment includes a comprehensive evaluation of hundreds of epidemiologic studies across all types of cancer.  The executive summary of Dr. Alexander's report can be found on The Center for Research & Knowledge Management website.  This Center is located in the Department of Research, Education & Innovation at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.  The entire report will be made available for purchase on the Center's website in February.