(CBS Philly / CBSLA) – A new study should serve as a warning to fried chicken fans: the delicacy is associated with a premature death risk.
A new study conducted on postmenopausal women in the United States found women who had fried chicken at least once a day had a 13% higher risk of fatalities.
Meanwhile, women who ate fried fish or shellfish (prawns and oysters) each day experienced a 7% greater risk of dying early.
The researchers saw a correlation between fried food and death against heart disease, but did not find any correlation between fried food and cancer.
Previous studies have also associated increased intake of fried foods to heart disease as well as type 2 diabetes.
The study notes that up to one-third of Americans eat fast food every day.