Cancer Link Cooks Up Doubt: Heating may form potential carcinogen in food

By Ben Harder, 15:48 PM April 15, 2008

Foods cooked at high temperatures contain large concentrations of acrylamide, report researchers at Sweden's National Food Administration (NFA) in Uppsala. Animal tests hint that this chemical may cause cancer in people. Although widely publicized following an April 24 press conference, the finding of acrylamide in foods is not altogether new nor a cause for alarm, according to critical observers.

Two years ago, a separate team of researchers at Stockholm University, led by Margareta Törnqvis...

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