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Commentary: Estrogens in Beef Production
Thomas H. Jukes
Vol. 26, No. 9 (Sep., 1976), pp. 544-547
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1297269
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Estrogens, usually diethylstilbestrol (DES), are used in beef production to increase the percentage of lean meat and to improve the efficiency of conversion of cattle feed into meat. DES, like all other estrogens, is carcinogenic at high dosage. The residues of DES in beef are not a hazard to consumers.
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