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Are roasted almonds carcinogenic?

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Dr. Stephen Strum
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Don't Roast

Almonds & other nuts, when roasted, are usually roasted in oil.
Most often these oils are high in a fatty acid called linoleic acid (LA). LA favors inflammation. In a patient with cancer LA helps the cancer grow. LA is metabolized to omega-6 fatty acids which are far too high in the American public. Acrylamide and asparinine in roasted nuts is of concern re cancer production. Go raw.

In brief: Don't Roast

Almonds & other nuts, when roasted, are usually roasted in oil.
Most often these oils are high in a fatty acid called linoleic acid (LA). LA favors inflammation. In a patient with cancer LA helps the cancer grow. LA is metabolized to omega-6 fatty acids which are far too high in the American public. Acrylamide and asparinine in roasted nuts is of concern re cancer production. Go raw.
Dr. Stephen Strum
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