Will eating fried chicken increase your cholesterol levels?


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Cookie Roma Profile
Cookie Roma answered

It also depends on what kind of oil is used.  There are "beneficial oils" such as evoo, grape seed oil, coconut oil.  It turns out these oils are actually good for you.  Now remember, all oils are calorie heavy but these oils are truly healthy so if one wants to eat fried foods, or cook with oil in some way, using a beneficial oil is the way to go. 

PJ Stein Profile
PJ Stein answered

If you eat it everyday. Yes. If you eat it occasionally along with an otherwise healthy diet, then no. I have great cholestrol levels but I rarely eat fried foods, or other fatty foods.

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Tom Jackson answered

Although chicken is usually considered to be a good low-fat meat choice, how you cook it can make a big difference. For example, one chicken leg with the skin still on it has more fat and cholesterol than a cup of ice cream or a hamburger. Keeping the skin on poultry or frying it can turn it into a high-cholesterol food. Also, remember that dark poultry meat has more fat than white meat. When making chicken choices, opt for skinless and skip the dark meat.


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