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.
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Joyce Gibb MS, CRNP