Your chip addiction could cost you. Habitually eating potato chips may increase your risk of cancer. In a new study, scientists from Poland found that people who ate 160g of the junk food (about two-thirds of an 200g bag) daily for 28 days nearly doubled their blood levels of acrylamide, a suspected carcinogen. Long-term ingestion of foods high in acrylamide can cause inflammation, which may lead to cancer, say the researchers. Try eating less fried plant products, where this chemical is most commonly found.
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