Is there anything bad about a French Fry? Okay, they aren’t exactly health food but they certainly are delicious. But now a new study suggests that not only are they not healthy, but they could actually kill you.
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that if you eat fried potatoes of any form at least twice a week it could increase your risk of death.
The eight-year study followed the fried potato eating habits 4,400 volunteers between the ages of 45 and 79 and found that those who ate the greasy goodness twice a week increased their risk of death more than double those who didn’t.
There is one bit of good news in the study. Turns out if you don’t want to die you don’t have to give up potatoes altogether, just the fried ones. Boiling, baking or mashing potatoes showed no increased risk of death at all. At least until another study tells us differently.