If there are carcinogens created when you roast chicken, what about roasted coffee beans?
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In the U.S., though, children have the highest levels of these carcinogens in their bodies. And these chemicals may play a role in our childhood asthma epidemic as well. Two things seem to do it: meat intake, and the presence of smokers in the home. So parents need to be educated to take certain precautions: no indoor smoking, and reducing their children’s intake of grilled and smoked meat so as to decrease their exposure to these carcinogens.
Warnings about meat in general is kind of vague, though. Where are these carcinogens found most? Flame-broiled burger or fried? Pan-fried chicken? Lamb chop, pork chop, or grilled salmon?
Salmon is bad, but for the first time it seems, chicken… beats out fish for carcinogenic contamination.
Chickens aren’t the only things roasted, though What about coffee beans? Measured for the first time this year, but… they don’t have any muscles, so they only contributed “very insignificant quantities.” And an earlier study found zero mutagenicity from frying veggie burgers—again, they are not “muscle meat.” The carcinogen is created from the muscle itself—in fact it has been detected in roasted human muscle too, though I really don’t know why that even did that study.
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