Monday, March 18, 2013

Fried Food Dangers

New research suggests that eating deep-fried food regularly — as in once a week or more — is associated with a 30 to 37 percent increased risk of prostate cancer.
When oil is heated to the high temperatures required for frying, carcinogenic compounds form in both the oil and the food that’s being fried. The higher the heat and the longer it’s hot, the greater the number of toxic compounds formed.
 According to one study, deep-fried foods have previously been linked to cancers of the breast, lung, pancreas, head and neck, and esophagus.
Forgo the french fries and roast yourself some sweet potato fries instead.

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