6. You could increase your risk of premature death
Obesity, heart disease, cancer, stroke, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease, the loss of nerve and brain function. Not only are all of these things that can greatly impact your everyday life — and not for the better — but they are leading causes of death.
Due to this, you can easily conclude that consuming french fries regularly will increase your risk of death.
That being said, science has documented this correlation with a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In the study, researchers looked at data from 4,400 people between 45 and 79 years of age and followed their dietary patterns and health over eight years. By the end of the study, 236 of the participants had died.
The team found that the frequent consumption of fried potatoes appeared to be associated with increased mortality risk. The authors went on to suggest that “A higher consumption of fried potatoes could increase the risk of other chronic diseases, such as obesity, hypertension, and diabetes.”