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French fries fatal

Postby Shorty » Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:09 pm

Most of us already know to avoid French fries, but this was in today's news.

https://www.yahoo.com/beauty/french-fri ... 47101.html

"The eight-year study, which was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, analyzed the dietary habits of 4,400 people — including how often they ate fried and unfried potatoes — who were between the ages of 45 and 79. By the end of the study, 236 people had died.

Researchers found that people who had fried potatoes (such as French fries, tater tots, or hash browns) more than twice a week more than doubled their risk of death. But they didn’t find a link between people who ate unfried potatoes and death. “The frequent consumption of fried potatoes appears to be associated with an increased mortality risk,” researchers said in the study’s conclusion.

Of course, it’s worth pointing out that this is a correlational study, meaning scientists didn’t find that eating fries actually killed people — just that people who died during the study were more likely to be fans of fried potatoes. But the link is definitely notable.

New York-based registered dietitian Jessica Cording tells Yahoo Beauty that she’s not shocked by the findings. “Fried potatoes are a food that provides a lot of calories, sodium, and sometimes trans fat, but contributes minimal nutrition,” she says. “They don’t actively do the body many favors in that respect.”"

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Re: French fries fatal

Postby fennel » Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:24 pm

Frites fatales.

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Re: French fries fatal

Postby O.J. » Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:28 pm

Don't worry, Shorty, fluoridated water will kill you long before French fries do.

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Re: French fries fatal

Postby gargantua » Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:02 pm

I didn't read the whole link, so this thought may have been included: the people who consumed more fried potatoes may have had other poor nutritional and exercise habits that contributed to the higher mortality.

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Re: French fries fatal

Postby Shorty » Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:32 pm

Yes was in the 3rd paragraph I included. "Of course, it’s worth pointing out that this is a correlational study, meaning scientists didn’t find that eating fries actually killed people — just that people who died during the study were more likely to be fans of fried potatoes."

O.J. wrote:Don't worry, Shorty, fluoridated water will kill you long before French fries do.

People can easily avoid french fries and maybe avoid fluoridated water by using a filter, or they can lobby politicians to reduce the fluoride. So the articles are worth posting here.

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Re: French fries fatal

Postby AndyMatts » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:43 am

Bull. Hate it when that broad, generalized risk assessment is thrown out there.

You can't double your "chance of death."

It's the same for everyone, regardless - 100%.

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Re: French fries fatal

Postby Shorty » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:55 am

AndyMatts wrote:You can't double your "chance of death."

Why not? Do you think drunk drivers have the same crash rate as sober drivers? Or is drunk driving a broad, generalized risk assessment?

What about smokers?

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Re: French fries fatal

Postby gargantua » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:54 pm

Shorty wrote:
AndyMatts wrote:You can't double your "chance of death."

Why not? Do you think drunk drivers have the same crash rate as sober drivers? Or is drunk driving a broad, generalized risk assessment?

What about smokers?

The same chance as you. 100%. You are aware that you're going to die someday, aren't you? If not, sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

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Re: French fries fatal

Postby jman111 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:01 pm

Forgot this:

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Re: French fries fatal

Postby AndyMatts » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:15 pm

Shorty wrote:
AndyMatts wrote:You can't double your "chance of death."

Why not? Do you think drunk drivers have the same crash rate as sober drivers? Or is drunk driving a broad, generalized risk assessment?

What about smokers?


You do know that "crash rate" is not the same as "probability of dying at some unspecified time before the universe ends," right?

Learn to read. I complained about general, unspecific phrasing. "Crash rate" is specific. "Dying before (X) years of age" would be specific. So would "doubling the chance of dying from a cardiac event." Everyone dies, I will say again, so you can't double someone's chances of just dying. smh

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Re: French fries fatal

Postby Dust Mite Rodeo » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:21 pm

I reckon them french fried potaters won't kill you as fast as a kaiser blade or a lawnmower blade. Um-Hum.

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Re: French fries fatal

Postby thebookpolice » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:26 am

French Fries Fatale sounds like a Tick villain.


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