6 french fries? A Harvard professor says that's enough

Henrietta Strickland
December 5, 2018

A Harvard University professor's comments about French fries have the internet outraged.

That's right, Eric Rimm a professor in the departments of epidemiology and nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, reckons we should just have six little chips and somehow be happy with that decision. What is he, the fry police?

People who are twice or three times a week have used this product are more likely to suffer from obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. "I think it would be nice if your meal came with a side salad and six french fries".

Social media has responded to the serving suggestion, with one waiter saying they'd fear of the potential customer backlash if they changed their serving size to six chips. One of the saddest discoveries you'll make in your life is learning that the more delicious the fast food, the worse it is for your health.

If you do choose to get fries, other medical experts recommend sharing the order.

Yes, limiting your indulgence to only six french fries! A 2017 study cited by the article concluded that "the frequent consumption of fried potatoes appears to be associated with an increased mortality risk".

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