A report on an Australian news site claims that:
Eight-year study finds heavy French fry eaters have ‘double’ the chance of death
The report quotes some of the details of the research:
On average, we each eat roughly about 14kg of hot fried potato chips every year. And that’s a problem.
Research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that those who eat fried potato two or more times each week have double the chance of dying when compared to those who eat none.
The numbers aren’t insignificant. Some 4440 people aged 45 to 79 were tracked over an eight-year period, during which 236 of them died.
The source is this American Journal of Clinical Nutrition paper.
Given the notorious unreliability of nutritional studies and the complexity of models adjusting for other risk factors, is this result credible or significant? And is it consistent with other studies?