Fried food linked to increased risk of death among older US womenBMJ 2019; 364 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l362 (Published 24 January 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l362
- Zosia Kmietowicz
Regularly eating fried food is linked with a heightened risk of death from any cause and of heart related death among postmenopausal women, a US study published in The BMJ has found.1
The researchers say that reducing consumption of fried foods, especially fried chicken and fried fish or shellfish, could have a positive public health impact.
Up to a third of North American adults have fast food every day, and previous studies have shown that a greater intake of fried food is associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. But evidence about the risk of death …