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Deep-fried food risk

Eating deep-fried foods such as doughnuts, chips, fried chicken or fish more than once a week increases the risk of prostate cancer.

According to a study by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre, men who ate one or more portions of deep-fried food per week had an increased risk of the disease, ranging from 30 per cent to 37 per cent. Dr Janet Stanford, author of the study, thinks this could be a result of the hot oil and the potentially carcinogenic compounds that can form in fried foods. These toxic compounds increase with long frying times and when oil is re-used.

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