Cancer – Do You Believe Everything You Read?

Old Style Photo. Toast popping out of Vintage Red Toaster

You may have been buttering a warm a slice of it this morning when headlines were appearing saying overly browned toast is a potential cancer risk.

Add to this a similar warning in those same headline for the quintessential Sunday side dish – the crispy roast potato – and Monday probably seemed a bit bleak.

The news came following the launch of a new campaign from the UK Food Standards Agency, which aims t encourage people to reduce the amount of chemical – called acrylamide – in food cooked at home.

And whilst it’s a useful reminder about the benefits of a healthy, balanced diet, there’s a little more to this story than headlines simply saying burnt toast causes cancer.

Read the full article at Cancer Research UK to find out what you need to know.


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