People who eat fried potatoes two or more times a week double their risk of an early death compared to those who avoid them, a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found.
They found that people who eat fried potatoes two or more times a week double their risk of early death in comparison to those who don’t.
Compared with adults who did not consume fried potatoes – such as french fries, potato chips, or hash browns – those who ate around two to three portions of fried potatoes each week were found to have double the risk of premature death, and eating more than three portions further increased this risk.
However, the researchers found no link between the intake of unfried potatoes and early death risk.
Since the study is solely observational, no firm conclusions can be made about how the consumption of fried potatoes influences the risk of premature death. Still, the researchers believe that their findings offer food for thought.