Cancer Causes & Risk Factors
- Q How does cooking produce acrylamide?
Asparagine is an amino acid (a building block of proteins) that is found in many vegetables, with higher concentrations in some varieties of potatoes. When heated to high temperatures in the presence of certain sugars, asparagine can form acrylamide.... Full Answer
- Q What causes the cell mutations that can lead to cancer?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineThe cellular mutations that lead to cancer originate in two ways. First, mutations come from mistakes in the cell-division process. Second, mutations can occur when the DNA in a cell is damaged by an irritant like radiation or free radicals. In both... Full Answer