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Jan 9, 2006

Acrylamide Does Not Cause Colon Cancer

Acrylamide Does Not Cause Colon Cancer
Remember all that media frenzy about acrylamide in fried snacks last year. The media has given a lot of space for the possible link between acrylamide and cancer. Now there is information from a new research finding is available that suggest that all that noise and fury were probably for nothing.

Acrylamide is present in cooked and especially fried snacks like potato chips, pretzels and popcorn. This new study from Harvard medical center has shown that dietary intake of acrylamide does not appear to be associated with colorectal cancer at least in women.

"There has been considerable discourse about whether exposure to acrylamide in foods could increase the risk of human cancer," Dr. Lorelei A. Mucci, of Harvard Medical School, Boston, and colleagues write in the International Journal of Cancer.

"Acrylamide is classified as a probable human carcinogen, and animal studies have demonstrated an increased incidence of tumors in rats exposed to very high levels."

Mucci and colleagues examined the association between acrylamide in food and the risk of colon and rectal cancers using data from the Swedish Mammography Cohort, which included 61,467 women enrolled between 1987 and 1990. It's the first large, forward-looking study to investigate this relationship.

After reviewing the data The researches fond no association between acrylamide intake and the risk of colorectal cancer. Comparing the highest and the lowest intake of acrylamide, the risk for any form of colorectal cancer varied by no more than 10 percent, Mucci's team reports.

"In light of the null findings of this and other research, an important question is why the epidemiologic data on dietary acrylamide thus far seem to contradict data from animal experiments and risk assessment models," they add.

Although no single study can provide the final answer on the effects of acrylamide, the researchers point out, this and other studies "suggest that acrylamide intake in the amounts taken in through the diet do not increase the risk of colorectal cancer."


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