Harvard professor: 6 fries are a proper portion size

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A Harvard professor says Americans should limit the fries we eat to six.

In a New York Times article, Eric Rimm called potatoes “starch bombs”, saying they rank near the bottom of healthful vegetables. 

In the United States, potatoes are the most consumed vegetable, with Americans eating an average of 115.6 pounds of white potatoes a year. A recent study found that people who ate fries two or three times a week had higher risks of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease.

Instead, doctors recommend sharing a plate of fries with friends.

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