Samosas, fritters, French fries, and many other fried foods are delicious, but they can greatly increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. This has been revealed in a recent medical study.
Research published in the medical journal Heart found that high consumption of fried foods increased the risk of any coronary heart disease, including stroke, by 28%, heart disease by 22%, and heart failure by 37%.
Eating an extra 114 grams of fried food every week increases the risk of heart attack and stroke by 3%, heart disease by 2%, and heart failure by 12%. When food is fried in oil, it absorbs some of the fat in its oil, which increases calories, while trans fats are also used in fried and processed foods available in the market.
Trans fats are used more because they are cheap and work long hours to enhance the taste of food. Trans fats are found in baked biscuits and many other items along with fried foods.
The new study analyzed several research reports in detail and looked at the link between the use of fried foods and coronary heart disease. These research reports included more than 562,000 people and more than 36,000 suffered from heart disease or other heart attacks or strokes.
Most of these research reports included only one fried food such as fried fish, potatoes, or samosas. Research has shown that even a small amount of fried foods is enough to increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. How fried foods affect coronary heart disease is not yet clear, but there could be several explanations, the researchers said.
For example, such foods are high in calories and contain harmful trans fatty acids. During the frying process, a chemical is formed which causes inflammation in the body. Fried foods are usually high in salt and are often accompanied by sweet drinks, which increase the risk of various complications.
In 2018, a report by the World Health Organization stated that trans fats obtained from various vegetables, plants, and animals, including cooking oil and ghee, are harmful to human health, leading to heart disease. Including many diseases.
According to a WHO report, modern methods of ghee and cooking oil and the fat and grease added to factories are killing people with various diseases. Cooking oils used in food and fats found in ghee cause 500,000 deaths worldwide annually.