Yes, it’s unfortunately true, your munching partner is not good for your health and can kill you! An eight-year study has proved that regular consumption of French fry can be the cause of your speedy death, according to the reports.
Acrylamide forms in starchy foods fried at high temperatures and are termed a carcinogen by US government health agencies. The dangerous chemical compound has been shown to cause tumours in adrenal glands, the thyroid and the lungs.
Making the ominous observation that the risk of death from eating too many french fries is double than those who do not consume the delicious yet greasy food, the new study has called on potato lovers to prepare their favourite tuber another way, perhaps by steaming or boiling.
Those who regularly eat the delicious treat twice or more in a week, in comparison to those who do not eat french fries at all, have twice the chance of suffering death by heart attack due to a circulatory system overloaded with cholesterol and other toxins, says the Research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
The study included 4,440 participants between the ages of 45 and 79, who were examined over a period of eight years; 236 of those participants died.
The research indicated that those who died were the ones who ate the most fried potatoes, and not just french fries either, as any form of potato seared in boiling hot oil – including hash browns and tater tots – was found to be the main reason for early death.
“The frequent consumption of fried potatoes appears to be associated with an increased mortality risk. Additional studies with larger sample sizes should be performed to confirm if overall potato consumption is associated with higher mortality risk,” the study said.
Another frightening fact about French fries revealed from the study is that the frying process itself forms a new and deadly chemical within your meal, according to the research.