Eating French Fries Might Not be Healthy

June 12, 2017

If you don't know that friend foods are generally bad for your health you must be in denial. Now a new study has linked eating fried potatoes at least twice a week with an increased risk of death. The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, looked at potato consumption in 4,400 older people between the ages of 45 and 79 over the course of eight years. By the end of the study, 236 people had died. After adjusting for several factors, eating potatoes overall (even a lot of them) did not increase a person's risk for death. But when researchers looked more closely at the types of potatoes people were eating, they found that eating fried potatoes specifically- including french fries, fried potatoes and hash browns- at least two times per week was linked toa  more than doubled risk of death. 

Source: Time