Forget putting down the ducky, put down the fries

A recently released study conducted by the University of Padua in Italy, examined the association between consuming fried and unfried potatoes and mortality. The study involved 4,400 men and women between the age of 45 and 79 years old.

The researches note: “The frequent consumption of fried potatoes appears to be associated with an increased mortality risk.” Frequent consumption meant two or more servings of fries a week. How much of an increase? Double according to the study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

The authors do note in their conclusion that “Additional studies in larger sample sizes should be performed to confirm if overall potato consumption is associated with higher mortality risk.”

Potato chips are fried potatoes, but no word yet on whether they should be on the “no-no” list or reduced consumption list.





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