Nutrition cause

Foods rich in Acrylamide

The top 20 foods by average acrylamide intake by the U.S. population are as follows:

French Fries (made in restaurants)
French Fries (oven baked)
Potato Chips
Breakfast Cereals
Cookies
Brewed Coffee
Toast
Pies and Cakes
Crackers
Soft Bread
Chile con Carne
Corn Snacks
Popcorn
Pretzels
Pizza
Burrito/Tostada
Peanut Butter
Breaded Chicken
Bagels
Soup Mix

Acrylamide has been shown to cause cancer in animals. Exposure to large doses of acrylamide has also been shown to cause neurological damage in humans.

Acrylamide tends to form when foods that are high in carbohydrates and/or an amino acid called asparagine are cooked at high temperatures. Cooking methods that tend to require high temperatures - like frying, roasting, and baking - are more likely to cause acrylamide formation in food. Non-cooked and boiled foods almost never contain detectable levels of acrylamide.

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Foods rich in Acrylamide Health Risks

OutcomesEffectEvidenceReferences

Ovary cancer Reproductive outcome
Ovary cancer
Reproductive

Strong Increase

Evidence: Low

1 study

Kidney Cancer Urinary outcome

Strong Increase

Evidence: High

1 study

Uterine Cancer Reproductive outcome
Uterine Cancer
Reproductive

Strong Increase

Evidence: Low

1 study

Larynx cancer Respiratory outcome
Larynx cancer
Respiratory

Strong Increase

Evidence: Low

1 study

Oral cavity and pharynx cancer Digestive outcome

Strong Increase

Evidence: Low

1 study

Oesophagus cancer Digestive outcome

Strong Increase

Evidence: Low

1 study

Bladder cancer Urinary outcome

Notable Decrease

Needs research

1 study

Breast Cancer Reproductive outcome
Breast Cancer
Reproductive

Minor Decrease

Needs research

2 studies

Prostate Cancer Reproductive outcome
Prostate Cancer
Reproductive

Notable Decrease

Needs research

3 studies

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