Report: Acrylamide may increase chance of kidney cancer

May 9, 2008 2:43:28 PM PDT
A study finds consuming large amounts of acrylamide, a chemical commonly found in french fries, cakes, snacks and even coffee, appears to raise the risk of kidney cancer-- especially in smokers.

Researchers reporting in the American Journal Of Clinical Nutrition said it is the first report of a positive association between dietary acrylamide intake and kidney cancer.

Scientists say more research is needed and it's difficult to know how much impact smoking has on the cancer risk.