Skip to comments.Avoid acrylamide: FDA warns against chemical found in many fried foods
Posted on 11/16/2013 12:55:16 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
One week after proposing the removal of trans fats from food, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is targeting another fattening and potentially harmful ingredient: acrylamide.
Acrylamide is a chemical that forms in many plant-based foods during high-temperature cooking, such as frying or baking. It is often found in French fries, cereals, crackers and many other food products.
According to a recent report on the FDA website, stuides have found that high levels of acrylamide can increase the risk of cancer in animals and many experts believe the risk likely translates to humans as well.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
FDA Nanny State PING!
It’s time to put a caution label on the health warnings that the health warning people issue. They smell a bit like there’s an agenda thing going on.
HIGH levels of acrylamide.
That’s the key.
HIGH levels of a lot of things that are harmless or even helpful in foods in the levels commonly present, can wreak havoc with human health.
Can someone PLEASE bring some PERSPECTIVE to these constant alarms? It gets real tiring to try to separate the trash from the treasure after so much of this stuff.
Only the feral government can decide what the commoners may and may not be allowed to eat. The commoners have been consuming far too many scarce natural resources that need to be reserved for better people.
listen to your mother
Well yes. In the most general sense that agenda is called “evil.” One doesn’t need to be a full fledged scheming Dr. Mengele in order to misuse health information. Oh, where are our real scientists? Are they so busy defending naturalistic evolution and catastrophic anthropogenic global warming that they can’t help us sort through these more practical things?
Honey, too much [whatever] is bad for you!
I’ll risk it.
Metabolism creates free radicals which are implicated in the aging process. So, quit breathing.
They’ll get my french fries when they pry them out of my cold dead hands.
Yeah but studies have also shown you would have to take more than 500 times the daily average intake to be at risk.
This is a tempest in a tea pot. To eat that many French Fries in a day would kill you for other reasons aside from this chemical.
This just in ... laboratory mice cause cancer!
fried chicken,,fried shrimp,fried okra,hush-puppies,fries,fried fish,fried turkey,and the list goes on, darn I'm gett'n hungry. What times supper?
And eat your french fries. Here’s some ketchup. Help make j eff’n k richer. I had a little neighbor boy who went into shock when he saw me cutting up potatoes into french fries. He thought you could only get them at McDonalds or in bags in the frozen food department.
Acrylamide causes cancer in rats when administered orally in high-dose experiments, increasing tumors in the nervous system, oral cavity, peritoneum, thyroid gland, mammary gland, uterus, and clitoris. There is a margin of 900-fold between the dose that gave cancer to 10% of rats and human exposure to acrylamide in the diet.
To determine the human cancer risk from acrylamide, several studies have been conducted using food frequency data to estimate acrylamide intake and its effect on cancer risk:
A Swedish study using 1,525 patients failed to find a link between acrylamide in food and liver, kidney and bowel cancers.
A larger Swedish study on 45,306 men also found no link between dietary intake of acrylamide and risk for colorectal cancer.
A large Italian study covering 19912000 in Italy and Switzerland analyzed the risk of cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx, esophagus, larynx, large bowel, breast, and ovaries from consumption of fried/baked potatoes, and found no association.
A 2005 study of 43,404 Swedish women in the Women's Lifestyle and Health Cohort found that the women's greatest sources of acrylamide were from coffee (54% of intake), fried potatoes (12% of intake), and crisp bread (9% of intake), but found no association between breast cancer risk and higher intake of any specific foods.
A 2009 Swedish follow-up study on 61,433 women also found no association between long-term dietary acrylamide intake and breast cancer.
Another 2009 study on 90,628 premenopausal women in the United States also found no relationship between dietary acrylamide intake and breast cancer risk.
A Dutch study on 62,573 women aged 5569 years did find a link between acrylamide intake and increased risks of postmenopausal endometrial and ovarian cancer after adjusting for smoking, but not with breast cancer.
Had a large order McFries the other day and the only harm was my guilt for eating that much.
How could we ever live without our nanny?
i was a bit hesitant to have my g kids 3 and 4 around when i was cutting up the half of a bull elk my BIL gave us but they took it all in stride they did notice i had blood on my hands yeah huh and asked if they could get some blood on their hands too how cool is that
Thanks to all of these government edicts I have been compelled to consume following things, many of which I would not naturally do otherwise:
CRISPY FRENCH FRIES (I guess I will have to accept the French again)
BACON, in my green beans
CRISPY BACON on my Chard Hamburger
real fat laden ICE CREAM
NICOTINE, via Cigars, Pipes
Gotta hit 5 Guys, finish this later....
Hey peeps, eat nothing and you will live.
Then show that kid a youtube vid of where McDonald’s hamburgers come from, all the way from still mooing to slaughtering, butchering, grinding, packaging, right up to the moment they bounce the pattie on the grill.
No, wait - that might make him go PETA vegan. Cancel.
“Can someone PLEASE bring some PERSPECTIVE to these constant alarms?”
My mom is a healthy 96. She’s eaten fried food all her life. Are they saying that without the fried food she’d live to 150? Perspective, you can eat actual poison in small amounts and not be harmed; depending on what it is and how much. The tiny amount of saturated what-have-you you’d get in fries a few times a week is WAY less harmful than and excess calories you’re eating. (AGENDA PING!)
“.......and many experts believe the risk likely translates to humans as well.”
As far as I read. Don’t have time for more right now, just ate lunch.
Here we go again with the jumping to do something crap over “likely translates to humans as well.” THEY DON’T KNOW DO THEY, AND THE PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN IN USE FOR SEEMINGLY EVER. Let’s know facts before we change things, and screw up our culinary culture.
In almost all cases the Paracelsus assessment applies. Only the dose makes the poison. There are a fascinating few cases where a little of a certain foreign substance is actually documented to be worse than a lot of it.
Wait until these extreme left-wing liberals types find out that caffeine is to be regulated and their coffee shops close. That, and books store must close to save trees.
Then why are my parents in their 80’s? Oh, right. Obamacare isn’t fully implemented. But seriously, they are pretty healthy and live on their own. Don’t even visit Dr. much except for eye exams. Fried chicken rules on Sundays around there. Heck, fried anything rules! Especially fresh perch out of the huge lake that’s nearby. FDA sucks.
If it tastes good, spit it out.. If it tastes awful, eat more of it.. If you can't taste it at all, your dead already, so who cares.. :)
How much acrylamide is there in Soylent Green?
BTW.. It’s the same with women, if I recall.. :)
From what I've read on the 'Net "large body of evidence suggests that [problems caused by] AGEs are important pathogenetic mediators of almost all diabetes complications" and aging-related coronary artery disease, poor circulation and vision problems. Also skin problems related to aging.
Not to be confused with glycosylation.
Food choice and acrylamide exposure
Acrylamide has been found primarily in food made from plants, such as potatoes, grain products, and coffee. Acrylamide is not typically associated with meat, dairy, or seafood products.
Acrylamide is typically found in plant-based foods cooked with high heat (e.g., frying, roasting, and baking), not raw plant-based foods or foods cooked by steaming or boiling.
Some foods are larger sources of acrylamide in the diet, including certain potato products (especially French fries and potato chips), coffee, and foods made of grains (such as breakfast cereal, cookies, and toast). These foods are all part of a regular diet. However, if you want to lower acrylamide intake, reducing consumption of these foods is one way to do so, keeping in mind that it's best to limit intake of foods that are high in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars. FDA does not recommend reducing intake of healthful grain products (e.g., whole grain cereals) that are a good source of whole grains and fiber.
Food storage and preparation methods
Comparing frying, roasting, and baking potatoes, frying causes the highest acrylamide formation. Roasting potato pieces causes less acrylamide formation, followed by baking whole potatoes. Boiling potatoes and microwaving whole potatoes with skin on to make microwaved baked potatoes does not produce acrylamide.1 ...
Why aren’t they banning dihydrogen monoxide. You breathe that stuff in it’ll kill you and it’s all around us.
Weeeeeeeeeee!! Piggiesssssssss!! It’s the slippery slope!
That’s why monogamy is a virtue.
Hey, have they figured out if paraquat is still bad for you?
Touch my coffee and cancer will be the least of your worries.
FDA to ban food
I think we should close amazon and excuse it by saying, “It’s to save the trees! You want to save the trees and prevent pollution from paper making, don’t you?!”
“One week after proposing the removal of trans fats from food, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is targeting another fattening and potentially harmful ingredient: acrylamide.’
The 40 IQ Nazi overlords at FDA want us to graze like cattle and eat dandelions and wild alliums. Screeeewwww U, peckerheads. I’m going to hunt down your freezer and rob you of every T-bone steak and lobster extant in your sh*thole house. You got a problem with that, you purse-carrying 400-lb wimpy blob?
See my chef.
They will ban plants and cooking.
Oh goody. The idiots have found a new demon: Acrylamide. These same “experts” have cost my mom her health. She actually believed the news when they pushed margarine. She had a mild stroke and the docs verified what I have been telling her for the last 20 years: If the food you are going to eat has been created in a laboratory it is not good .
Avoid the FDA; in even low levels of them, their salary, benefits, and lifetime pension is cancerous to the economy.
I swear they are making up these chemical names as they go along.
Makes me wish In N Out was alot closer. I could use a double-double with onions.