Avoid Asthma & Allergy Keep Children Away from Junk Food

The research team from the UK who undertake international study found another reason to avoid eating fast food or junk food. Consumption of food is known to have harmful effects to the health of children and adolescents.

The researchers noted that certain foods can affect the development of multiple allergic disorders. Therefore, researchers are preparing a study to determine the effects of the consume of certain foods on the development of allergic symptoms such as asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis (inflammation of the nose and eyes), and eczema.

The study involved 181 000 children aged 6 to 7 years and 319,000 children aged 13 to 14 who come from 50 different countries. Participants were asked to fill out a written questionnaire about whether he developed symptoms of asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis, or eczema.

Study participants were also asked to give details about what kind of food they ate and how often the frequency over the last 12 months. Researchers found that there was a significant relationship with the development of the consumption of junk food allergic disorders.

Children and adolescents who previously had asthma and eat fast food by more than 3 times per week, acidic conditions worsened. In addition, the risk of allergy symptoms such as severe rhinoconjunctivitis and eczema worse also increased.

Researchers noted that teens who eat junk food like burgers by more than 3 times a week 39 per cent more likely to develop severe asthma. While the kids were younger, had an increased risk of up to 27 percent.

The results of this study were published in the British Medical Journal on January 14 yesterday, as reported by emaxhealth, Tuesday (01/15/2013).

The study also found a potential protective effect on severe asthma by eating fruits at least 3 times per week. Although fruit consumption was found to have a protective effect, but it is more effective as a prevention against the development of allergies.

This study once showed the ill effects of fast food consumption. A diet high in fast food is not only contributing to obesity and heart disease, but also may increase the risk of asthma and allergies in children.