Too much heat in the kitchen can increase the risk of heart disease

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By: Susana Victoria Perez

It's very hard to resist a plate of fried chicken or seared steak, but if you want to lower your risk of having a heart condition, you might wanna stay clear of those.

New research reveals that cooking at high temperatures can lead to heart disease.

A study published in the journal Nutrition shows that the cause for heart conditions doesn't really derive from the amount of oil we cook food in but rather the temperature it's cooked at.

Raj Bhopal, professor of public health at the University of Edinburgh, who led the research believes that South Asian cuisines, which involve cooking food in hot oils at high temperatures can explain higher rates of heart disease in people from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka.

Compared to the Chinese for example whose cuisine involves more boiled foods, lightly fried items and stir-fries. Putting them at the bottom of the list when it came to heart disease rates.

So when ordering dumplings, choose steamed, not fried.

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