Is fried food heart risk a myth?


Fried foods make up a large percentage of the diet of all Mediterranean countries.  Here’s the breakdown according to the types of foods the Spanish study participants were most likely to be frying: 24% fish, 22% meat, 21% potatoes, and 11% eggs.  Fast foods are generally prepared by deep frying with oils used several times, and are consumed mostly away from home. In Spain, fried foods are consumed both at and away from home, and both deep frying and pan frying are used. Moreover, we can assume that oil is not reused many times for foods consumed at home.

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