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Column: The barbecue-and-cancer question: Is there a connection?

Do you ever have a question about nutrition that hovers around the edges of your mind for a time until it finally makes its way to the forefront, where it firmly demands to be answered?

If this sounds familiar, you are in good company. Me too.

For a long time I have been curious about the health effects of barbecuing and pellet grilling (such as with a Traeger). For years I have heard negative things about grilling, but never really peered in to the research. I honestly didn't want to worry about the infrequent times that I eat barbecue.

Yet the question lingered. Then a friend gave...