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Meat consumption and mortality - results from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition

  • Sabine Rohrmann1, 2Email author,
  • Kim Overvad3,
  • H Bas Bueno-de-Mesquita4, 5,
  • Marianne U Jakobsen3,
  • Rikke Egeberg6,
  • Anne Tjønneland6,
  • Laura Nailler7, 8,
  • Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault7, 8,
  • Françoise Clavel-Chapelon7, 8,
  • Vittorio Krogh9,
  • Domenico Palli10,
  • Salvatore Panico11,
  • Rosario Tumino12,
  • Fulvio Ricceri13,
  • Manuela M Bergmann14,
  • Heiner Boeing14,
  • Kuanrong Li2,
  • Rudolf Kaaks2,
  • Kay-Tee Khaw15,
  • Nicholas J Wareham16,
  • Francesca L Crowe17,
  • Timothy J Key17,
  • Androniki Naska18,
  • Antonia Trichopoulou18, 19,
  • Dimitirios Trichopoulos19, 20, 21,
  • Max Leenders5,
  • Petra HM Peeters22, 23,
  • Dagrun Engeset24,
  • Christine L Parr25,
  • Guri Skeie24,
  • Paula Jakszyn26,
  • María-José Sánchez27, 28,
  • José M Huerta27, 29,
  • M Luisa Redondo30,
  • Aurelio Barricarte28, 31,
  • Pilar Amiano28, 32,
  • Isabel Drake33,
  • Emily Sonestedt33,
  • Göran Hallmans34,
  • Ingegerd Johansson35,
  • Veronika Fedirko36,
  • Isabelle Romieux36,
  • Pietro Ferrari36,
  • Teresa Norat23,
  • Anne C Vergnaud23,
  • Elio Riboli23 and
  • Jakob Linseisen2, 37
BMC Medicine201311:63

Received: 5 October 2012

Accepted: 7 March 2013

Published: 7 March 2013

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5 Oct 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
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11 Dec 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
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7 Mar 2013 Editorially accepted
7 Mar 2013 Article published 10.1186/1741-7015-11-63

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Authors’ Affiliations

Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Division of Cancer Epidemiology, Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Heidelberg, Germany
Section of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, The Netherlands
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Medical Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Danish Cancer Society Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
Inserm, Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health, U1018, Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France
Paris South University, UMRS 1018, Villejuif, France
Nutritional Epidemiology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy
Molecular and Nutritional Epidemiology Unit, Cancer Research and Prevention Institute (ISPO), Florence, Italy
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University, Naples, Italy
Cancer Registry and Histopathology Unit, "Civile - M.P.Arezzo" Hospital, Ragusa, Italy
HuGeF - Human Genetics Foundation - Torino, Torino, Italy
Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrücke, Nuthetal, Germany
Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Medical Research Council (MRC) Epidemiology Unit, Cambridge, UK
Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
WHO Collaborating Center for Food and Nutrition Policies, Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
Hellenic Health Foundation, Athens, Greece
Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
Bureau of Epidemiologic Research, Academy of Athens, Athens, Greece
Julius Center, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht
School of Public Health, Imperial College, London, UK
Department of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway
Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Unit of Nutrition, Environment and Cancer, Cancer Epidemiology Research Program, Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), Barcelona, Spain
Andalusian School of Public Health, Granada, Spain
Consortium for Biomedical Research in Epidemiology and Public Health, CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública-CIBERESP, Spain
Department of Epidemiology, Murcia Regional Health Council, Murcia, Spain
Public Health Directorate Asturias, Oviedo, Spain
Navarre Public Health Institute, Pamplona, Spain
Public Health Division of Gipuzkoa, BIODonostia Research Institute, Department of Health of the Regional Government of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain
Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden
Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Nutrition Research, 90185 Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
Department of Odontology, Cariology, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Lyon, France
Institute of Epidemiology, Helmholtz Centre Munich, Neuherberg, Germany