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Yes, French Fries Can KILL YOU!!!

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You say potato, we say potahto. Either way… WE'RE BOTH DEAD!

On Wednesday, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published an eight-year study which analyzed potato consumption among 4,400 people between the ages of 45 and 79.

Related: Woman Uses Potato As Contraceptive

Although the starchy crop was not inherently linked to negative health effects, stuffing your face with FRIED potatoes (including French fries and hash browns) twice a week was associated with an increased risk of death!

In fact, at the end of the study, 236 people passed away.

While un-fried white potatoes contain fiber and various nutrients, those that are cooked in oil are packed with fat and added salt.

However, don't panic just yet! This deadly potato thesis needs more research with larger groups before it can become official.

Turns out, the spud is quite the dud!

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Dark Chocolate Is (Kind Of) Good For Your Heart!

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They're not sure why, but a group of researchers have found that eating dark chocolate has slight benefits for your heart health, including lowering your blood pressure, better blood vessel function, and lowering insulin levels.

The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, used data from 42 small clinical trials with about 1,300 participants to determine their findings. Lead researcher Lee Hooper explained to sources:

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