No Proof that Acrylamide in Food Causes Cancer

The daily Upsala Nya Tidning reports that there is no proof that Acrylamide in food can cause cancer.

In a new Swedish study of 61,000 middle-aged and elderly women, researchers saw no direct link between ingested Acrylamide and cancer.

Acrylamide has been known to cause cancer in animals and in April of 2002 the Swedish National Food Authority reported that their was a presence of elevated levels of acrylamide in some types of food processed at high temperatures.

Since then, acrylamide has been found in a range of cooked and heat-processed foods in other countries, including the US, the UK, the Netherlands, Norway and Switzerland.