The cancer risk in a bag of crisps

Posted by mjs76 at Jul 02, 2012 02:05 PM |
World Cancer Research Fund reports on Leicester research.
The cancer risk in a bag of crisps

Professor Peter Farmer

Rachel Clark, Health Promotion Officer at World Cancer Research Fund UK, recently visited the University to see how funds raised by the WCRF are being used by our researchers.

Rachel met up with Professor Peter Farmer in our Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine who is leading a WCRF-funded project into acrylamide, a chemical which occurs in carbohydrate-rich, cooked foods such as crisps and chips.

Acrylamide has been shown to cause cancer in animals, so Professor Farmer and his team are now investigating to what extent these results are replicated in humans.

A report on Rachel Clark’s visit to Leicester has been posted on the WCRF Cancer Prevention Blog.