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Despite the insanity of taco shells made of fried chicken, it’s common knowledge that fried chicken isn’t the healthiest food. Even Kentucky fried chicken has grilled chicken on the menu nowadays. Nonetheless, how unhealthy is fried chicken? Is it R Kelly unhealthy, or is it just Lauryn Hill unhealthy? Should we stop eating it altogether? Or, should we just think twice before trying to see it in concert…I mean eat it?
A recent study in BMJ provides some insights into how unhealthy fried foods are, including fried chicken. In this post, I breakdown the study’s findings for the sake of helping you next time you break out flour, a paper bag, and an old jar of triple-fried, golden-brown oil that looks like the ghost of Crisco’s past.…
I am a physician and trained chef. I specialize in gastroenterology and nutrition. Currently I work as the Associate Director of Adult Nutrition at the University of Chicago.