TRENTON, N.J. -- Ordering french fries or hot wings at a
Researchers said the differences had to do with the type of frying oil used, and the main culprit appeared to be partially hydrogenated vegetable oil.
At a McDonald's in New York, a large meal of fries and chicken nuggets was found to contain 10.2 grams of trans-fatty acids, compared with 0.33 grams in Denmark and 3 grams in Spain. At KFC operations in Poland and Hungary, a large hot-wings-and-fries order had 19 grams of trans fats or more, compared with 5.5 grams for wings and fried potato wedges in New York.
But in Germany, Russia, and Denmark, the same meal had less than 1 gram.