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21 January 2013 09:13
Researchers have linked asthma in children and teenagers to fast food
Youngsters could be increasing the risk of asthma and eczema by eating junk food, according to new research. The International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood revealed children and teenagers who consume more than three portions of fast food each week have a greater risk of severe asthma and eczema.
A 39% increased risk of severe asthma was found among teenagers eating more than three servings of burgers, chips and pizza every week, while a 27% increased risk was discovered among children. Asthma can be particularly troublesome when on holiday as different climates can affect the disease in different ways, it is therefore important to take out specific
asthma travel insurance before jetting off.
Researchers looked at data concerning 319,000 13 and 14 year olds from 51 countries and 181,000 six and seven year olds from 31 different countries. The study was published in the respiratory journal Thorax.
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