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Fried food linked to increased risk of death among older US women

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: (Published 24 January 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l362

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Association of fried food consumption with all cause, cardiovascular, and cancer mortality

  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. BMJ

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 …

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