Sunday, December 29, 2013

Asthma and eczema consequences of fast food

Asthma and eczema consequences of fast food

Three fast food meals a week can lead to asthma and eczema in children, scientists have warned.
They suggest that high levels of saturated fats in foods, such as hamburgers, affect the weakening of the immune system. The study, which was included children in more than 50 countries, found that teenagers who eat three or more fast food meals per week are 39 percent more likely to suffer from acute asthma. Risk in young children was 27 percent.

Both categories of children are also more likely to get allergic rhinitis or rhinoconjunctivitis that attacks the lining of the eye. Scientists point out that three servings of fruits and vegetables per week can reduce the risk by 14 percent among the youngest children, and 11 percent of teenagers. The study was conducted by a team of scientists for the University of Auckland in New Zealand, which examined the eating habits of 181,000 children aged six to seven years and 319,000 children aged 13 to 14 years.

- There is no doubt that fast food contributes to the increase in the number of cases of asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis and eczema in children, and that regular consumption of fruits and vegetables can protect their body from VIH disease - led the New Zealand researchers, according to London's "Dream".

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