(CBS Philly/CBSLA) — A new study should serve as a warning to fans of fried chicken: the delicacy is linked to a risk of early death.
A new study done on postmenopausal women in the United States found women who enjoyed fried chicken at least once a day had a 13% higher risk of death from any cause.
Meanwhile, women who ate fried fish or shellfish (shrimp and oysters) each day saw a 7% greater risk of dying early.
Researchers saw a correlation between fried food and death from heart disease, but didn’t find a link between fried food and cancer.
Previous studies have also linked increased intake of fried food to heart disease as well as type-2 diabetes.
The study notes that up to a third of Americans eat fast food every day.