A Southern-style diet includes high consumption of fried foods (such as chicken, fish, potatoes, ham, bacon, liver and gizzards), which are high in fat and are heavily salted and sugary drinks. As such, three major factors are at work in this type of diet that increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, according to lead researcher Suzanne Judd, PhD, MPH. These are the fatty foods, which are high in cholesterol, sugary drinks associated with diabetes, and salty foods, which may lead to hypertension. The study compared the diets of more than 20,000 black and white adults and it showed that the […]Continue reading Southern-Style Diet Increases Risk of Stroke
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