Voeding en gezondheid - toxische stoffen in de voeding

I.M.C.M. Rietjens, G.M. Alink

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With respect to food, the most important factors causing adverse health effects are: an unbalanced diet, overconsumption of alcohol or fat, the presence of microbial contamination and the presence of natural toxines. Two additional factors, the presence of environmental contaminants and products formed on heating food, may also be of importance. It is generally assumed that, when combined, food-related factors contribute to around 35% of overall cancer incidence
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)2365-2370
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Issue number48
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • nutrition
  • toxins
  • food contamination
  • pollution
  • heavy metals
  • dioxins
  • polychlorinated biphenyls
  • aromatic hydrocarbons
  • polycyclic hydrocarbons
  • amines
  • acrylamides

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