Hot. Crunchy and at the same time soft. fries is a temptation not everyone can resist. However, as shown by a new study, the love of fried potatoes may prove fatal. In the literal sense of the word. The consumption of French fries was associated with an increased risk of premature death.
Yes, we know that fried in boiling oil potatoes are carbohydrates, fats, and extra calories. It’s bad. But how harmful? The researchers decided to find out what happens with fans of roasted potatoes in an 8-year period of time. For this they took the medical history of 4440 persons aged 45 to 79 years who participated in the cohort study on osteoarthritis. In the original work, participants were asked, including about the daily diet and quantity of regularly consumed potato fried and prepared in other ways.
During the follow-up of 236 4440 the man died, and, as shown by calculation, the chances of dying in those who ate fried potatoes two or more times per week were two times higher than those who avoided eating chips, French fries, and similar products. In short, any combination of potatoes with hot oil, as whatever was called on the menu, was associated with an increased risk of death.
In fairness it should be noted that the research was of a Supervisory nature. This means that scientists have found a correlation, the relationship between the two phenomena, but did not name one of them cause the other. Not to say that the French fries — this dish is a killer. Theoretically, it is even conceivable that those who “long left” on their own feelings, I start is the most harmful (and most favorite) products. But who knows how many would have lived these same people, if they found the strength to abandon the crispy slices of French fries in favor of, for example, the same crispy slices of green apples? To answer this question will require additional research.