There are plenty of myths in the area of nutrition. The idea that fried foods are bad is installed in the minds of people. But according to this study this "truth" may not be true.
The study entitled: "Consumption of fried foods and risk of coronary heart disease: Spanish cohort of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition study, summarizes the results of an epidemiological research where 41,000 people were followed for 11 years in their nutritional habits and health status. The conclusion of this study is that the consumption of fried foods* does not increase the risk of cardiovascular disease or mortality.
* The study refers to real food (eggs, meat, fish) fried in vegetable oil (sunflower or olive). It should be noted that the study does not address pre-fried food or junk food sold in fast food restaurants where they normally use cheap fats of dubious quality