In Shocking Dietary News, Eating Potatoes Every Day Is Very Unhealthy

A big, shitty study to come out of the US today has suggested that eating potatoes more than four times a week can increase your risk of high blood pressure.
Yes, it’s terrible news, particularly because potatoes are the motherfluffing greatest.
Detailed in the NY Times, the research included a whopping 187,453 men and women who were followed for 25 years. Every 2 years of the longitudinal study, the participants would return health and diet questionaries including whether their doc had diagnosed hypertension. 
They controlled for physical activity, smoking, BMI and other factors, and found that compared to eating potato only once a month, those who ate potato four to six times a week increased their risk of hypertension by 11 percent.
It’s worse for Maccas chippies lovers, too. Those who ate four or more servings of french fries a week increased the risk by 17 percent.
But before you fall on your knees and throw your hands up in despair, Aussie experts have turned right around and warned that this study might just be a spud itself.
While acknowledging that a study into the nutritional value of potatoes is important, since they’re included as a vegetable in US school lunch programs, nutritionists reckon the results should be taken with a grain of salt. 
“It is more important to look at the whole diet of a person rather than demonise the potato,” Dr Rebecca Reynolds, a nutritionist and lecturer from the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at UNSW, told the ABC. “I do not think it is a good idea to tell people to avoid healthier ways of cooking potatoes … The benefits outweigh the negatives. They provide great nutrients and fibre.”

“It is one of the staple foods in Australia, to be included as part of a healthy, well-balanced diet.”
Potatoes gon potate!
Source: NY Times / ABC.