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Health & wellness

Deep-fried food may raise stroke risk

Deep-fried foods may be causing trouble in the Deep South. People whose diets are heavy on them and sugary drinks like sweet tea and soda were more likely to suffer a stroke, a new study finds.

It is the first big look at diet and strokes, and researchers said it may explain why black people in the Southeast, the “stroke belt,” suffer more of them.

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