A nice steaming bag of chips covered in salt and vinegar can cure all woes, but a new study may have you a bit freaked.
Eating chips more than twice a week can double your risk of dying, The Irish Independent reports.
The study was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and found the devastating results that people who regularly eat fried potatoes were twice as likely to die.
People aged between 45-79 took part in the study, and researchers discovered that although eating lots of potatoes overall (hands up who's guilty?) did not increase the risk of death, those who ate them fried two to three times a week were twice as likely to die.
over an eight-year period, people who regularly ate fried potatoes were twice as likely to die.
All types of fried potatoes, including hash browns, crisps, and wedges, were linked to the death surge.
"The frequent consumption of fried potatoes appears to be associated with an increased mortality risk," the researchers concluded.
Might want to start cutting down on your midweek chippy so...