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University of Alabama at Birmingham

What Doctors Know: Study shows regularly consuming Southern-style foods a health risk

Southern favorites like fried chicken and bacon may taste great when consumed, but they can have negative effects on heart health, according to University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) researchers.

Previous research from UAB has shown regularly consuming the "Southern-style" diet of fried foods, processed meats, foods high in fat and sugar-sweetened beverages, can lead to an increased risk of stroke and an increased risk of death for chronic kidney disease patients.

The latest research, published in Circulation, an American Heart Association journal, finds regularly consuming the...