We know that we are granted three things in life: birth, death, and taxes, but as all of us are on the road to finding a way to live longer, one thing has been ruled out: fried chicken.
In a study done in older women, it was found that a daily serving of fried chicken will increase your risk of death from basically anything but cancer.
The study, which was published on January 23 by the medical journal, BMJ, found that those who were to eat fried chicken daily would have a 13% increase of death compared to those who do not eat fried foods. Women who eat daily servings of fried seafood saw a 7% increase in death.
It was highlighted by the authors of the study that if people were to lower their consumption of fried foods, in particular, fried chicken and fish, it could increase the health quality of the public.
It was found in 2017 study that daily consumption of fried potatoes doubled the risk of death compared to those who avoid them.
An assistant professor at the University of Iowa, Wei Bao, along with his team, looked at food habits of over 100,000 women between the ages of 50-79 in records from the 1990s. They were followed up for an average of 18 years.
Bao was able to use daily food records that were recorded by the test subjects to come up with his data, which proves that if you eat a healthy and balanced diet, then more likely than not, you will have a longer life expectancy.