A new study reports that those who eat a "southern diet" may be at increased risk of stroke. The study defined a southern diet as one containing foods such as, "fried foods, processed meats (lunchmeat, jerky), red meat, eggs, sweet drinks and whole milk." Dr. Brian Silver, the director of the stroke center at Rhode Island Hospital said,
"I don't mean to sound like an ogre. I know when I'm in New Orleans I certainly enjoy the food there. But you don't have to make a regular habit of eating all this stuff."