Acrylamide in the diet
There is no conclusive evidence that eating foods containing acrylamide* is associated with an increased risk of endometrial cancer. Only a small number of studies have been undertaken, and these are of poor quality.
It has been suggested that eating foods that contain acrylamide may be associated with an increased risk of cancer because of their effects on levels of certain enzymes and chemicals in the body.
Some studies suggest that dietary acrylamide may be associated with an increased risk of endometrial cancer in women who have never smoked. This has not been shown conclusively.
*Dietary acrylamide is found in foods such as potato crisps, fried potatoes and cookies. It forms when certain foods are cooked at a high temperature.