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Fried food linked to heightened risk of early death among older US women-Fried chicken and fried fish in particular seem to be associated with higher risk of death

Regularly eating fried food is linked with a heightened risk of death from any cause and heart-related death, among postmenopausal women, a new study finds.

Regularly eating fried food is linked with a heightened risk of death from any cause and heart-related death, among postmenopausal women, finds a US study in The BMJ today.

Foods such as fried chicken and fried fish/shellfish were associated with a higher risk of heart-related death, particularly among younger women in the study (aged 50-65 years old).

The researchers suggest that reducing consumption of fried foods, especially fried chicken and fried fish/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 suggested that a greater intake of fried food is associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

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