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Food fried in olive or sunflower oil was not linked to heart disease or premature death, researchers in Spain found.

Professor Pillar Gullah-Castillo of Autonomous University of Madrid surveyed the cooking methods of 40,757 adults ages 29-69 over an 11-year period. None of the study participants had heart disease when the study began.

The study follow-up indicated 606 events linked to heart disease and 1,134 deaths, but eating fried foods was not associated with coronary heart events such as heart attack, the study said.

“In a Mediterranean country where olive and sunflower oils are the most commonly used fats for frying, and where large amounts of fried foods are consumed both at and away from home, no association was observed between fried food consumption and the risk of coronary heart disease or death,”