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Chips, fries linked to heart disease?

February 17, 2009 8:11:49 AM PST
A chemical found in foods like potato chips and french fries has now been linked to heart disease. Polish researchers gave study volunteers large amounts of potato chips over a four week period, increasing their daily intake of acrylamide.

Researchers found negative changes in participants' cholesterol, inflammation and anti-oxidant levels. Those changes could increase the risk of heart disease.

Previous research has also linked acrylamide to certain cancers.


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