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Tough times for fish and chips

ESHER, UK — It was Britain’s original fast food — a slab of battered and deep-fried white fish served in a nest of piping-hot fries, preferably rolled in a sheet of paper. The UK still loves its fish and chips. But for the humble “chippy” — the nickname of the walk-in restaurants where the dish is sold — these are tough times.

Spanish study: Fried foods not so bad for you after all

It may be ok to indulge your mood for soul food

I knew it, fried foods aren't that bad for you.  Certainly most people I know who eat fried chicken regularly are happier - at least happier than I am. I love Southern cooking as much as one Yankee can but have spent decades denying myself maximum consumption because of fears of heart disease.

But a Spanish study conducted following more than 40,000 adults from the mid-1990's to the mid-noughties showed that is not true. The results have just been published in the British Medical Journal, (the language is a bit technical but you can read it here)

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