- Conclusion In Spain, a Mediterranean country where olive or sunflower oil is used for frying, the consumption of fried foods was not associated with coronary heart disease or with all cause mortality.
Regulars will be aware of my own fondess for a fry up (check out The Doctor). I try not to fry my foods at a temperature that causes the oil to smoke or spit (ie at as low a temperature as possible), and I also favor saturated fat (lard) for frying (or olive oil). As for the bacon and sausages (Does Bacon Kill You?), I don't really worry about the link to cancer. And whilst we are talking about the Big 'C' - that photo of The Doctor was taken on a hot, sunny day on which I sunbathed without sun-tan cream. Crazy eh?