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Eating Fried Chicken Too Often Is Dangerous for Your Health

Updated on May 21, 2020
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Margaret Minnicks has been an online writer for many years. She researches and shares remedies for using certain products for illnesses.

The result of a recent study is bad news for those who love fried chicken and for restaurants that specialize in the food. A new study found that people, especially older women who consume fried chicken at least once a week have a 13 percent risk of death. In other words, you could die from eating fried chicken too often.

Even though more research needs to be done concerning this matter, researchers of the study have concluded that eating fried foods especially chicken could be very dangerous for your health.

According to the British Medical Journal (BMJ), eating too much fried chicken could cause cardiovascular disease and cancer.

It is very disturbing if the result of the study is true because Americans love fried chicken. About a third of those who live in the United States often eat fast food, including fried chicken. The Centers for Disease Control found that people eat buckets of fried chicken every single week.

Researchers noted that people eat more fried foods in restaurants away from home than they eat it at home. Chicken tops the list of fried foods.

Fried Chicken: A Very Versatile Food

According to some people, fried chicken seems to be the world's most versatile food. Large and small families love the meal because it can be picked up on the way home from a busy day at work and eaten at the dinner table. It can also be shared by the entire family in the car on a road trip.

Fried chicken is so versatile that it can even be eaten with waffles for breakfast. That proves that fried chicken can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack.

KFC
KFC | Source

Fried Chicken Restaurants in America

There are many places to buy and eat fried chicken all over the world. While traveling, chicken places all up and down the highway. Even if you have a favorite restaurant, it is sure to be among the many.

Chicken places are also in local neighborhoods. Sometimes, two different chicken chains are right across the street from each other.

Restaurants aim to please by serving fried chicken in so many different ways. They serve crispy, spicy, and regular which seems to be many people's all-time favorites.

Chicken Chains

It is hard to pinpoint the best fried chicken chains in America because some of them are categorized by sales, and some are grouped by consumers. Others are ranked by the number of locations.

The list below is based on fried chicken parts only. Therefore, the list doesn't include nuggets or other ways chicken is cooked. Therefore, this writer is going to include her favorite fried chicken places. See if your favorite restaurant is listed.

Popeye's Chicken
Popeye's Chicken | Source

Popeyes Chicken is among the top for those who love spicy fried chicken. The Louisiana-based chicken chain is fairly new. It was found in 1972 in New Orleans. It is the favorite for those who live in the 40 states and the 30 countries where the franchises are located.

KFC, also known as Kentucky Fried Chicken, is a fast food restaurant chain that specializes in fried chicken that most people know about. KFS is the world's second-largest restaurant chain according to sales, It comes after McDonald's, but since McDonald's specializes in hamburgers and not fried chicken, then KFC is the most popular fried chicken restaurant by sales with 20,000 locations in 123 countries and territories.

Bojangles
Bojangles | Source

Bojangles is a regional chain with restaurants in 11 states and the District of Columbia. Bojangles specializes in chicken fried in cajun seasonings.

Church's Chicken has more than 1,700 locations in the United States and 25 countries. The chain is the fourth largest chicken restaurant following KFC, Popeyes, and Chick-fil-A, and fourth by revenue behind Chick-fil-A, KFC, and Popeyes.

Golden Skillet is a fast-food chain selling fried chicken that began in 1964 in Richmond, Virginia where this writer lives. It was originally called Chicken and Spice and Virginia Fried Chicken. By 1981, Golden Skillet had over 221 restaurants.

Golden Skillet
Golden Skillet | Source

No one knows how many people will believe the study and minimize or stop eating fried chicken. One consumer of fried chicken jokingly said that she is not going to stop eating chicken unless she dies while she has a piece in her mouth at the time.

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    • revmjm profile imageAUTHOR

      Margaret Minnicks 

      2 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Poppy, every time I look at the fried chicken photos, it makes me want to run to Popeye's and get some. I love fried chicken.

    • poppyr profile image

      Poppy 

      2 years ago from Enoshima, Japan

      Reading this article just made me really want to eat fried chicken. In all seriousness, fried anything is bad for you. It's our own responsibility to make sure we don't eat too much junk.

    • revmjm profile imageAUTHOR

      Margaret Minnicks 

      2 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Ellison, yes, fried chicken tastes so good. I'm hooked. I eat it at least once a week.

    • Ellison Hartley profile image

      Ellison Hartley 

      2 years ago from Maryland, USA

      but it tastes so good!

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