Consumption of Potato Chips Creates Inflammation

A study just reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutritional stated that chronic consumption of fried foods, such as potato chips, sharply increases inflammation in your arteries. The investigators evaluated 14 healthy subjects that consumed potato chips daily for one month. They then checked markers for oxidative stress and inflammation and found a significant increase in all of them. The researchers point out that foods exposed to high heat during cooking contain acrylamides: toxic chemical linked to the proinflammatory state.

The investigators concluded, “These novel findings seem to indicate that chronic ingestion of acrylamide-containing products induces a proinflammatory state, a risk factor for progression of atherosclerosis.”