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November 12, 2014

The objective of this pilot study was to investigate the possible connection between chronic ingestion of acrylamide-containing potato chips and oxidative stress or inflammation.  Fourteen healthy volunteers were given 160 grams of potato chips daily for a week (one-half of a large bag).  Acrylamide increases the production of reactive oxygen species in human monocytes (WBC’s) which decreases the cellular glutathione in the body (master anti-oxidant).  Otherwise, potato chips can induce a pro-inflammatory state.

Here is the link to the article:

Chronic Intake of Potato Chips In Humans Increases the Production of Reactive Oxygen Free Radicals by Leukocytes

God bless you and to your good health!

Joyce Gibb MS, CRNP