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AP Chief Medical Writer

Deep-fried foods may be causing trouble in the Deep South. A study finds that people who consume a lot of fried foods and drinks like sweet tea and soda were 41 percent more likely to suffer a stroke than people who ate that way about once a month.

Researchers say the study might help explain why blacks in the Southeast suffer more strokes. Blacks were five times more likely than whites to have the Southern dietary pattern.

The diet tied to highest stroke risk was heavy on fried foods, hamburgers, hot dogs, bacon, ham, liver, gizzards and sugary drinks. In contrast, people who ate a lot of vegetables, fruits, fish and whole grains had a lower stroke risk.

Results were reported Thursday at a stroke conference in Honolulu.

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  • Guest Reply

    Quote: “Deep-fried foods may be causing trouble in the Deep South.” (Unquote)
    You mean to say…eating the same foods up North or out West will be OK? That’s the way I read it…HA!

  • Citizen of the Republic

    An even newer study concludes people die at Hospitals. You have an increased chance, so stay away from there.

    There are so many studies and numerical statistics, you can show a link to anything.

  • George

    Wow! Who on earth needs a studdy to find this out?More of our tax dollars wasted.

  • Vog46

    The only one to read this and say “Duh-uh”??
    Did we authorize a gubmint funded study costing $15M for this?


  • Guest911

    SHOCK! Really?! Who would have thought such an outcome from eating crap!

  • taxpayer

    that our Mayor and City Council didn’t fund a study like this. After all, we loudly voiced our opposition to the baseball stadium. But they spent $1,000’s on it anyway.

  • Vog46

    Oh I thought you knew.
    This study was conducted at Minor league ballparks around the country this summer (On free french fry night)


  • taxpayer

    they had to go all the way to Hawaii to present the findings of the study.


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