Eating fried chicken every day could make you die earlier

By January 28, 2019Food

TL;DR – Whyyyyy.

According to a new study published in The BMJ,  eating fried chicken on a regular basis could increase the risk of an early death.

Specifically, the research looked at women between the ages of 50 and 79 and a correlation between eating fried food was linked with a heightened risk of death in postmenopausal women.

The researchers examined the diets of 106,966 women aged 50 to 79 for 18 years and looked at how often they ate different fried foods, such as chicken, fish, shellfish, french fries, tortilla chips, and tacos.

It was then discovered that fried chicken daily was associated with a 13% higher risk of death and a 12% higher risk of death from a heart-related problem, compared to no fried food. Eating fried fish daily was linked with a 7% higher risk of death.

It was also concluded that women who ate more fried foods were more likely to be young, have a lower income, and have less education.  Surprisingly, there was no evidence that fried food increased the risk of cancer.


You should reduce your consumption of fried foods, especially fried chicken and fried fish/shellfish, if you want to live longer.

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