If you use a hormonal method of birth control, you may gain weight. Then again, you may not. Your doctor can't tell you. In fact, you could be the best expert on this weighty matter.
Acrylamide, a cancer-causing agent, has shown up in a variety of fried foods, but also in healthier baked and roasted items, including home-cooked meals. Should we be alarmed? Here's a look at what we know about acrylamide, its risks and whether we need to take action.