Fried foods raise prostate cancer risk
We know how much you love French fries, but even a weekly indulgence might raise your risk of prostate cancer. A new study published in the journal The Prostate found that men who eat fried food at least once a week have a 30 to 37 percent increased risk of developing prostate cancer.
This is one of the first studies to look at the link between deep fried foods and prostate cancer risk, not simply high-fat foods. Researchers found that the risk of cancer might not be tied to the high fat content of the food, but rather the deep-frying process. The high temperature of the oil used for deep-frying may release cancer-causing compounds from the cooking oil into the food. Other studies have linked prostate cancer to any food cooked at high temperatures so more research is needed to confirm the link between fried foods in particular and prostate cancer risk.
Fried foods have been solidly linked to other health issues, including high cholesterol, breast cancer, and lung cancer. Better to stick to salad.