11 Aug '15, 2am

56% higher risk of heart disease from eating lots of fried food and sugary drinks

MIAMI (AFP) - People who eat lots of fried food and sugary drinks have a 56 per cent higher risk of heart disease compared with those who eat healthier, United States researchers said on Monday. The findings in Circulation, a journal of the American Heart Association, were based on a six-year study of more than 17,000 people in the United States. Researchers found that people who regularly ate what was described as a Southern style diet - fried foods, eggs, processed meats like bacon and ham, and sugary drinks - faced the highest risk of a heart attack or heart-related death during the next six years. "Regardless of your gender, race, or where you live, if you frequently eat a Southern-style diet you should be aware of your risk of heart disease and try to make some gradual changes to your diet," said lead researcher James Shikany, a nutritional epidemiologist at the Unive...

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