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Scare Stories: roast potatoes give you cancer

by | 24th, January 2017

Make your roasties too crunchy and get cancer. That’s the message in the Daily Mail , which warns readers that cooking roast potatoes beyond a “light yellow” hue increases the risk of cancer. Maybe.


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The problem is in a chemical called acrylamide, which “caused by the browning process”. And it can also be trigged by keeping your spuds in the fridge.


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You might have read the news on cancer-inducing roasties when it appeared in the Daily Mail back in November 2016.

Professor Guy Poppy said in a report accompanying the study: ‘The risk assessment indicates that at the levels we are exposed to from food, acrylamide could be increasing the risk of cancer.’

Could be.

Michael Caine says “Nah!” The Mail  told us that

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