Eating This Common Fast Food Only Twice Per Week Doubles Your Risk of Death | Men's Health Magazine Australia

Eating This Common Fast Food Only Twice Per Week Doubles Your Risk of Death

But it isn't like anyone ever considered it a healthy option

It’s no surprise that French fries aren’t great for your health, but a new study is linking eating the fried food at least twice a week with an increased risk of death.

In an eight-year study, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition examined the fried potato consumption of 4,400 men and women between the ages of 45 and 79. At the end of the study, 236 of the participants had passed away.

Overall take this study with a grain of salt, since for now it’s an association and no one is branding the popular side dish as an actual killer. More research will need to be conducted before researchers can conclusively say that overindulging in the fatty, salty, starchy vegetable actually causes an increased risk of death.

However, even still, it wouldn’t hurt to occasionally swap traditional French fries for sweet potatoes and to not think of a fried potato as one of your recommended 3-5 servings of vegetables a day.

This article was originally published on MensHealth.com

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