Eat potato chips in moderation
in foods may lead to a higher risk of heart disease, a study
published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition revealed.
Acrylamide is a carcinogen found in some foods, especially in
starchy foods and cereals that are cooked at high temperatures;
examples are potato chips and French fries. Adverse changes have
been found among the study volunteers - comprising oxidized LDL,
and antioxidants - in those who consume large amounts of potato
chips (equivalent to 157 micrograms of acrylamide) every day for
These substances are responsible for eliminating acrylamide from
the body. And these changes may lead to heart disease. More
long-term studies are needed to study on individuals who take in
typical amounts of acrylamide (20 to 30 micrograms).