HCA

Definition / meaning of HCA

A chemical that is formed when meat, poultry, or fish is cooked at high temperatures, such as frying, broiling, and barbecuing. HCAs are carcinogens (substances that may cause cancer). Also called heterocyclic amine.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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