Health bulletin: fried foods now good for you (sort of)

Health bulletin: fried foods now good for you (sort of)

Wait: is this deep-fried from the CNE now good for you? (Probably not) (Image: Gizelle Lau) 

Turns out you can have your deep-fried cake and eat it too. Well, sort of. A new study in the British Medical Journal has found that, among Spaniards at least, “the consumption of fried foods was not associated with the risk of coronary heart disease.” Of course, those 40,757 participants weren’t exactly firing up the animal shortening for their fried food fix—the study notes that olive and sunflower oil are used much more commonly for frying in Spain. No word yet on the health effects of frequent consumption of frites double fried in duck fat. Read the entire story [British Medical Journal] »