Heterocyclic amines

Cancer causing substance which can be formed by cooking foods at high temperatures.

Activated in the body by N-acetyltransferase.

Some people activate N-acetyltransferase more quickly than others and these individuals have a higher risk of breast cancer when they consume flame broiled foods.

Rapid metabolizers of N-acetyltransferase can mitigate this activity by using aspirin.

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