According to the Washington Post, a new report warns that regularly eating fried foods — french fries, fried chicken, and the like — ups your chance of having a major cardiovascular problem, such as a heart attack or stroke, by 28 percent.
The report, which was published in the medical journal Heart, also notes that the more you eat, the greater your risk, with each additional weekly serving of a half-cup of fried food increasing that risk by 3 percent.
Besides heart attack and stroke, heightened risk for heart failure and coronary artery disease (by 37 percent and 22 percent, respectively) was linked to fried food consumption, too.
The health-related negatives of fried food include generally higher calories and fat, as well as extra salt and a tastiness that often leads people to eat multiple servings, which contributes to weight problems.
Consumption of fried foods has also been linked to diabetes and high blood pressure.
Obesity and diseases related to it, such as diabetes, have also been shown to be high risk factors for negative outcomes for those who contract the coronavirus.