Eating crispy 'french fries' may double the risk of death

Eating crispy 'french fries' may double the risk of death

Nor is the market for fried potatoes expected to dip in the West either.

She suggests that the people who died at the end of the study period didn't just die from eating french fries alone, but that they also ate poorly in general. French fries, curly fries, hash browns, pan-fried potatoes, waffle fries... even poutine fit the criteria of the offending potato dishes.

However, researchers highlight the need of performing more studies to tell if fried potato consumption was the one which led to a higher risk of mortality.

And if you think 30 pounds of French fries sounds like way too many French fries for people to be consuming (it should), you're probably right. There can be many factors at play here such as high consumption of fried foods, the quality of cooking oil used or perhaps the effect of frying on the nutritional value of potatoes.

A team of researchers analysed the eating habits of more than 4,400 people in North America aged between 45-79 years. The researchers found that the participants who ate fried potatoes twice a week or more had double the risk of early death than those who did not eat fried potatoes at all.

While Belgian fry lovers claim they're called "French fries" because all Belgian food is appropriated by the French, the French claim street vendors on the Pont Neuf bridge were the first to sell them, in 1789. Here's bad news for you all.

In a 2002 study, the World Health Organization determined the intake level for toxicity was 500 times higher than in the average diet, but more studies are being conducted. Or do they also consume larger quantities of added sugar and cholesterol? For now, it is safe to say that minimizing your consumption of French fries and other fried foods is a good idea, as is starting a regular exercise routine.

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