Wednesday, January 15, 2003

Study: New Moms Should Avoid Fries, Chips
Tue Jan 14, 6:12 PM ET,

By Ned Stafford ,

NUREMBERG (Reuters Health)
"Pregnant women and nursing mothers should sharply limit--or even cease--eating French fries, potato chips or other foods that contain the chemical acrylamide, according to study released Tuesday by German researchers.

The researchers said they issued the warning for pregnant women and nursing mothers because fetuses and newborn babies are particularly susceptible to the potential harmful effects of acrylamide, a possible carcinogen. The results of the study were to be broadcast nationwide Tuesday evening on a German television news program."

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