Overview[ edit ] In the scientific methodan experiment is an empirical procedure that arbitrates competing models or hypotheses.
Glyphosate is widely considered by regulatory authorities and scientific bodies to have no carcinogenic potential, based primarily on results of carcinogenicity studies of rats and mice. To examine potential cancer risks in humans, we reviewed the epidemiologic literature to evaluate whether exposure to glyphosate is associated causally with cancer risk in humans.
We also reviewed relevant methodological and biomonitoring studies of glyphosate. Seven cohort studies and fourteen case-control studies examined the association between glyphosate and one or more cancer outcomes.
Our review found no consistent pattern of positive associations indicating a causal relationship between total cancer in adults or children or any site-specific cancer and exposure to glyphosate. Data from biomonitoring studies underscore the importance of exposure assessment in epidemiologic studies, and indicate that studies should incorporate not only duration and frequency of pesticide use, but also type of pesticide formulation.
Because generic exposure assessments likely lead to exposure misclassification, it is recommended that exposure algorithms be validated with biomonitoring data.
Previous article in issue.Epidemiologic studies of glyphosate and cancer: A review. Nevertheless, there has been no published comprehensive review of the epidemiologic research on this topic.
stomach, and esophageal cancer cases from a control group from a previous study . I’m preparing for my talk at the upcoming Wise Traditions Conference in Santa Clara, CA on November 10th. I’ll speaking on the “gut-brain-skin axis”, a fascinating topic that I’ve been exploring for some time.
I hope some of you will be able to come to the conference, but I thought I’d share a little slice of my research here for those of you who can’t. This paper is an analysis of epidemiological research within two studies.
Summaries of the "Framingham study" and the "DSM-IV personality disorders and coronary heart disease in older adults" article will help show how epidemiological research applied to both. We did a combined analysis of individual-participant data from three large-scale data sources in 19 high-income countries (the Emerging Risk Factors Collaboration, EPIC-CVD, and the UK Biobank).
In epidemiological studies we are very often interested in exploring a relationship between two variables. For example selenium is an essential nutritional element in the ovine diet, and disorders arise as a result of selenium deficiency.
Mar 19, · Introduction.
An important objective of epidemiological research is to identify risk factors for disease. Depending on the particular question being asked, cohort studies, case-control studies, or cross-sectional studies are conducted.