Eating chips just once a week could raise men’s cancer risk by a third, scientists say.
A single portion every seven days may heighten the danger of prostate cancer by 30 to 37 per cent, according to a new study.
Other fatty foods, such as fried chicken, battered fish and doughnuts may have the same effect — cause the most aggressive types of tumours.
The findings arose out of research in the US city of Seattle, where 3,000 men were quizzed on their eating habits.
However Cancer Research UK said a single survey was not enough to conclude “for certain” if there was a link.
Meanwhile a New York probe into the causes of acne has found spots may be made worse by eating too much potato, white bread, pasta and dairy food.