Southeast stroke risk http://apr.org en Southern Diet, Fried Foods, May Raise Stroke Risk http://apr.org/post/southern-diet-fried-foods-may-raise-stroke-risk <P>Deep-fried foods may be causing trouble in the Deep South. A study finds that people who consume a lot of fried foods and drinks like sweet tea and soda were 41 percent more likely to suffer a stroke than people who ate that way about once a month.</P> <P>Researchers say the study might help explain why blacks in the Southeast suffer more strokes. Blacks were five times more likely than whites to have the Southern dietary pattern.</P> <P>The diet tied to highest stroke risk was heavy on fried foods, hamburgers, hot dogs, bacon, ham, liver, gizzards and sugary drinks. Fri, 08 Feb 2013 12:34:14 +0000 The Associated Press 24587 at http://apr.org Southern Diet, Fried Foods, May Raise Stroke Risk