What they did say was that folks who ate "fried potatoes" two or more times a week "were at an increased risk of mortality". It analyzed the potato consumption of 4,440 American participants, aged 45 to 79 years, over an eight-year period.
While it's no groundbreaking news that fried foods aren't good for us, new research has specifically focused on the consumption of fried potatoes, and linked it to an increased risk of premature death. The authorities used these data to determine participants' overall weekly potato consumption, as well as their weekly intake of fried and non-fried potatoes. The total number of participants was divided into the "lowest consumers" and "highest consumers" of fried potato products.
Study authors say age and sex of participants did not affect death risk. So, researchers chose to break up the 4,440 participants into groups and understand how frequently they ate potatoes and how it impacted their health.
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Based on the information, Veronese and the team found that those who ate fried potatoes more than two times a week doubled their risk of dying early, compared to those who did not. Trans fat has been shown to raise the "bad", or LDL, cholesterol in the blood, which can lead to cardiovascular disease. The study also observed that eating unfried potatoes was not associated with increased mortality risk. Other factors like high intake of salt, obesity, and sedentary lifestyle may also be responsible for death among those consuming two or more portions of fried potatoes each week.
Those delicious fried potatoes - french fries, home fries, tater tots - could lead to an early grave, according to a study.
A medium-sized potato, Keeling explained, is around 110 calories, has no fat, no sodium, no cholesterol, and provides almost one-third of our daily vitamin C requirement.
Eating starchy foods deep-fried in high-temperature oil is generally accepted to be an unhealthy practice associated with poor heart health.
Schiff noted that acrylamide is a potential cause of cancer. Potato tastes heavenly when fried so you may even overlook the calorie content. It has no fat, no sodium, no cholesterol, and more potassium than a banana.
In 2017, it's the new normal to have a constant stream of nutrition studies telling us anything and everything we eat can potentially kill us (except, of course, the ever-perfect Mediterranean diet).