Southern Food Stroke

A deep fried, Deep South diet could put you in some deep trouble, according to a new university study from Alabama.

FOX News Radio's Chris Hoenig has details:

Southern Food Stroke

Some of those southern comfort foods could be good...if you like the comfort of a hospital bed.

(Sound of a deep fryer) 

Deep fried foods, processed meats like bacon and jerky, liver, gizzards and sugary drinks like sweet tea increase the risk of a stroke.  That's according to a study out of the University of Alabama in Birmingham.  People eating these foods six meals a week face a 41% higher chance of a stroke than those who eat it just once or twice a month.

Researchers say race does show in the stats - blacks are five times more likely than whites to have this diet pattern - and the results lend credence to the Southeast's nickname as the "Stroke Belt."

Chris Hoenig, FOX News Radio.