By now we all know that fried foods are not the best choice when it comes to healthy eating, but just how bad could they be?
The study followed over 100,000 individuals – all postmenopausal women – from 1993 to early 2017. The researchers surveyed the women who Answered questions about their diets and the scientists kept tabs on their mortality rates. What they found was that fried chicken and fish were the foods most closely related to early death
The researchers compared the mortality rates of individuals who typically consumed fried foods at least once a week with those who had no regular consumption of them at all.
Overall, individuals who had eight fried foods at least once a week had an 8% higher chance of death than those who did not. People who regularly enjoyed fried chicken saw a 1
Unfortunately, the study did not separate other fried foods in individual statistical categories, instead of lumping french fries with other fried goodies in a mixed group. Fries have gained more and more attention in recent years as a problematic food choice, with some scientists saying as few as a handful of fries could alter your overall health
The study does have some serious limitations, including the rather strict age cutoff