I often joke that if it weren't for potatoes, I would be a lot thinner. Especially when those potatoes are sliced and deep-fried with a little salt and ketchup. Now in a long-term study of nearly 85,000 U.S. women, researchers at Harvard University found those with the highest potato intake had a modestly elevated risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
It should be pointed out that the link was strongest among obese women. The findings are published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Women with the highest potato intake were 14 percent more likely than those with the lowest intake to develop diabetes over 20 years. And women who ate the most French fries had a 21 percent greater risk of diabetes than those who ate the fewest.
If only they weren't so tasty. . .