Eating French fries twice a week could lead to early death, study says

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
French fries linked to double risk of death
French fries linked to double risk of death. Tamala Edwards reports during Action News at 6 a.m. on June 13, 2017.

Yes, we know French fries are an unhealthy treat, but could eating them on the regular send you to an early grave?

A new eight-year study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that people who ate fried potatoes, like French fries, tater tots or hash browns, more than twice a week more than doubled their risk of death.

Researchers did not find an increased risk when the potatoes were not fried.

It may be a good reminder to be aware of how much fried food you're eating and how often.


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