All deep-fried foods contain a group of dangerous substances, including a substance called acrylamide. Potato chips are no exception. Acrylamide increases the risk of almost all types of cancer, most notably colon cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and rectal cancer. So avoid the potato chips and stay away from them, or make a healthy version at home. Put a little olive oil on potato slices, sprinkle them with a pinch of salt and bake them in the oven. We promise it tastes delicious.