Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, April 26th, 2006
"The recent discovery of acrylamide (AA), a probable human carcinogen, in a variety of fried and baked starchy foods has drawn attention to its genotoxicity and carcinogenicity. Evidence suggests that glycidamide (GA), the epoxide metabolite of AA, is responsible for the genotoxic effects of AA. To investigate the in vivo genotoxicity of AA, groups of male and female Big Blue (BB) mice were administered 0, 100, or 500 mg/L of AA or equimolar doses of GA, in drinking water, for three to four weeks," scientists in the United States report.
"Micronucleated reticulocytes (MN-RETs) were...
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