UI study finds fried food linked to increased risk of death

Published on January 24, 2019

photo of fried chicken and french friesRegularly eating fried food is linked with a heightened risk of death from any cause and of heart related death among postmenopausal women, a new study led by University of Iowa College of Public Health researchers has found.

The researchers say that reducing consumption of fried foods, especially fried chicken and fried fish or shellfish, could have a positive public health impact. The study was published Jan. 23, 2019, in BMJ.

The UI College of Public Health researchers included corresponding author Wei Bao, assistant professor of epidemiology; Yangbo Sun and Buyun Liupost, doctoral research scholars in epidemiology; Linda SnetselaarJennifer Robinson, and Robert Wallace, professors of epidemiology; and Lindsay Peterson, assistant professor, Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis.

Read the full BMJ press release…

Media Coverage

Fried Foods Tied to Heart Disease in Women (New York Times)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/23/well/eat/fried-foods-tied-to-heart-disease-in-women.html

Fried Food May Be Killing You, a New Study Says (Time)
http://time.com/5509669/fried-foods-death-risk/

One serving of fried chicken a day linked to 13% higher risk of death, study finds (CNN)
https://us.cnn.com/2019/01/23/health/fried-food-fish-chicken-higher-risk-of-death-intl/index.html

Too Much Fried Food May Shorten Your Life (US News & World Report)
https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2019-01-23/too-much-fried-food-may-shorten-your-life

Eating fried chicken weekly could lead to early death, study finds (USA Today)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/01/24/fried-chicken-could-lead-early-death-study-finds/2666912002/

Additional Coverage

https://chicago.suntimes.com/food/eating-fried-chicken-weekly-could-lead-to-early-death-new-study-finds/

https://www.ajc.com/lifestyles/health/fried-chicken-increases-risk-death-for-women-percent-study-finds/ZeDdVjDsx1KrIepBmPNbdP/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqRRFe3N8ns (CBS Miami)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-F9oWiixOY (CBS Philly)

https://www.wtnh.com/news/health/study-daily-consumption-of-fried-chicken-fish-linked-to-higher-risk-of-death-in-women/1723398838

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-news-fried-chicken-can-be-killer-20190124-story.html

https://www.ibtimes.com/heres-what-happens-if-you-eat-chicken-fish-daily-2755619

https://www.longevitylive.com/anti-aging-beauty/fried-foods-linked-to-mortality/

http://www.everythingzoomer.com/health/2019/01/23/new-study-fried-food-increases-risk-death-among-postmenopausal-women/

https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17381400.study-finds-women-who-regularly-eat-fried-food-are-more-likely-to-die-young/

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-01-fried-food-linked-heightened-death.html

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6624285/Deep-fried-fish-chicken-increase-womens-early-death-risk-13-study-finds.html

https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/world/eating-fried-chicken-and-fish-linked-to-premature-death-899729.html

https://www.goodfood.com.au/eat-out/news/fried-chicken-the-deadliest-fast-food-for-older-women-20190123-h1ae5r

https://fox6now.com/2019/01/23/study-single-serving-of-fried-chicken-fish-associated-with-higher-risk-of-death/

https://www.ktvz.com/health/study-1-serving-of-fried-chicken-a-day-linked-to-higher-death-risk/987350475