HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Study shows acrylamide in baked and fried food does not increase risk of breast cancer in women

Boston, MA-- Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, have found no association between acrylamide intake in foods and risk of breast cancer among Swedish women. The findings appear in the March 16, 2005 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

In 2002, the Swedish National Food Administration first reported the discovery of acrylamide in several commonly eaten foods. The World Health Organization has classified acrylamide as a probable human carcinogen, based chiefly on experimental data. Acrylamide appears to form as a result of a reaction between specific amino acids and sugars found in foods when heated to high temperatures. It's found in foods such as potato chips, French fries, cereals, breads, biscuits, coffee and meatballs, among others. The researchers found that the amount of acrylamide eaten in the diet did not pose an increased risk of breast cancer among the women in the study. Animal and laboratory studies in the past have shown higher levels of certain types of tumors in rats, including mammary gland tumors, however they were exposed to levels 1,000 to 100,000 times greater than levels humans are exposed to through diet.

The researchers assessed acrylamide intake of more than 43,000 women, including 667 breast cancer cases, who were enrolled in the Swedish Women's Lifestyle and Health Cohort. Acrylamide intake was determined from food frequency questionnaires reported by the women in 1991; the women's health status was tracked via national health registers until the end of 2002.

The average daily acrylamide intake among the participants was 25.9 micrograms per day. Less than 1.5 percent of the women consumed more than 1 microgram of acrylamide per kilogram of body weight per day, a level used in risk assessment models. The foods that contributed the most to acrylamide intake were coffee (54 percent of acrylamide dose), fried potatoes (12 percent of
'"/>

Contact: Kevin C. Myron
kmyron@hsph.harvard.edu
617-432-3952
Harvard School of Public Health
15-Mar-2005


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Study of energy and health in Africa focuses spotlight on charcoal and forest management
2. Study shows promise in identifying kidney failure
3. Study shows patch therapy may be as effective as oral medications
4. Study shows soy is well accepted in school lunches
5. Study finds that coordinating care of chronically ill patients does not increase liability
6. Study provides new estimates of the causes of child mortality worldwide
7. Study finds factors linked to substance use disorder relapse among health care professionals
8. Study finds majority of women willing to accept cervical cancer vaccine for self and children
9. Study shows use of budesonide reduced the risk of asthma related events by 40% in children
10. Study shows risk of cardiac death after radiation for breast cancer has dramatically decreased
11. Study of obese diabetics explains why low-carb diets produce fast results

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/6/2019)... ... December 06, 2019 , ... In ... students in Salt Lake Community College’s (SLCC) Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) ... Chelise Schaefer—were awarded the AT&T Public Safety Hero Scholarship to support their first ...
(Date:12/6/2019)... ... ... Lasair Aesthetic Health Sponsors Toys for Tots to Give Free Toys to Children in Need ... Toys During the Holidays , Lasair Aesthetic Health is spreading holiday cheer again this year ... a toy or toys worth more than 25-dollars, will get FIVE units of Botox (a ...
(Date:12/6/2019)... ... , ... Brain Sentinel, Inc. announces it is hosting a ... Meeting. The symposium, “Fundamentals of Quantitative Surface Electromyography (sEMG) for Long-Term Monitoring”, has ... ictal events;, 2. Review specific sEMG patterns of motor seizures and the quantitative ...
(Date:12/6/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... December 06, 2019 , ... Dr. Scott ... program, recently published research on the health benefits of coconut oil in the ... Intake and Its Effects on the Cardiometabolic Profile: A Structured Literature Review,” led by ...
(Date:12/5/2019)... ... , ... Abide, the #1 Christian meditation and sleep app, has helped adults ... stories. Listeners have recovered from bad dreams and night terrors, quit using sleeping pills, ... third of Americans suffer from poor sleep, which is linked to diabetes, obesity and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2019)... Calif. (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2019 , ... ... of business support services to dental groups in the United States, today announced ... the community of Tulare, CA. , Patients will enjoy convenient hours, a ...
(Date:11/30/2019)... ARLINGTON, Va. (PRWEB) , ... November 28, 2019 ... ... & Construction (Retired) ( DowDuPont) was elected chairman of the board of ... annual meeting in Arlington, Virginia. Tom Votel, President & CEO, Ergodyne , ...
(Date:11/30/2019)... ... November 30, 2019 , ... ... residential trauma and PTSD treatment programs in British Columbia, Canada, is pleased to ... body-based talk therapy, integrating current findings from neuroscience to transform traumatic memories into ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: