Eating fried food may not be bad for the heart, as long as you use olive or sunflower oil to make it, experts say.
They found no heightened risk of heart disease or premature death linked to food that had been cooked in this way. But the investigators stress that their findings, from studying the typical Spanish diet in which these "healthy" oils are found in abundance, do not apply to lard or other cooking oils. So traditional fry ups should not be the order of the day.
When food is fried it becomes more calorific because the food absorbs the fat of the oils.And experts know that eating lots of fat-laden food can raise blood pressure and cause high cholesterol, which are risk factors for heart disease.
None of the adults had any sign of heart disease at the start of the 11-year study, but by the end of it 606 heart disease events and 1,134 deaths had occurred. When the researchers looked at these heart events in detail, they could find no link with fried food in the diet.
This, they believe, is down to the type of oil the food is cooked in.
Victoria Taylor, a senior heart health dietitian said : "We currently recommend swapping saturated fats like butter, lard or palm oil for unsaturated fats as a way of keeping your cholesterol down and this study gives further cause to make that switch."
the order of the day：片語，某一時間必須做或經常做的事情。例句：Going to bed early was the order of the day when we were young.（早點上床睡覺是年輕時必須做的事情。）
calorific：熱量高、易致胖的。Daily caffeine drinks add more calories than we expect.（每天喝的咖啡因飲品讓我們吃進超出預期的熱量。）
be down to：片語，可歸咎於。例句：He claimed his problems were down to the media.（他宣稱自己的問題是媒體造成的。）