A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that eating french fries, or other fried potato products, can increase your risk of death. For the study, researchers looked at a group of 4400 people between the ages of 45 and 79 that were eating their spuds over the course of eight years. By the end of the study, 236 people had passed away, and they were mostly the french fry eaters.