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No, see Gregory (1997), Martin et al. (1992), Pfeiffer et al. (1997), Tamura et al. (1997)c
No, tissue methods poorly developed
Insufficient comparisons to assess
Yes, but very limited experience
New methods give somewhat higher results for some foods
Old estimates were too high, early assay not specific
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