Endocrinologist Pavlova: French fries do not cause cancer like cigarettes

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Endocrinologist Zuhra Pavlova: French fries were called as carcinogenic as cigarettes – is this really so?

Endocrinologist Pavlova commented on the information that eating French fries is comparable to smoking cigarettes in terms of carcinogenicity. The British edition of the Daily Mail published statements by doctor Katherine Shanhan on this topic. The doctor said that after frying in oil, potatoes become a source of aldehydes – substances that contribute to cellular disorders in the body, leading to the development of various diseases, including cancer.

Doctor of Medical Sciences Zukhra Pavlova believes that putting French fries and cigarettes side by side as cancer provocateurs of equal potency is overkill. The doctor clarified that although fried potatoes cannot be considered a healthy product, their ability to cause tumors along with tobacco smoke is an exaggeration. French fries consumed in moderation do not cause cancer like cigarettes, the expert emphasized.

“Not all aldehydes definitely provoke cancer, but only one of the representatives of this class is formaldehyde. Therefore, it is wrong to talk about the dangers of all such compounds. If you eat French fries rarely, nothing bad will happen,” Pavlova stated in her Telegram channel.
The portal previously wrote about why there is a strong desire to eat sweet, salty or fatty foods.

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Zukhra Pavlova Zukhra Pavlova Healthy lifestyle, endocrinologist, Moscow State University. M. V. Lomonosova, Candidate of Medical Sciences