In defense of French fries

Author writes:

  • The higher risk of death was noted among those who ate French fries more than twice a week. Eating them once a week or less would likely have a negligible effect on your health. (This isn’t science, this is his opinion, a guess, something he made up.)
  • Portion size matters. This study didn’t provide details of how many fries study subjects ate at one sitting, but an “official” serving is just 10 to 15 individual fries (130–150 calories).  He suggests sharing with your lunch mates, or just eating 10, no more than 15 fries per week.

one comment added this link: Acrylamide can form naturally from chemical reactions in certain types of starchy foods, after cooking at high temperatures. Some foods with higher levels of acrylamide include French fries, potato chips, foods made from grains (such as breakfast cereals, cookies, and toast), and coffee.