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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Junk Food and Allergies

Hopefully soon there will be articles that are about Mito and Junk food.. :-)

The Telegraph

Junk food linked to asthma and eczema in children

Eating junk food just three times a week may lead to asthma and eczema in children, scientists have found.

Children who eat junk food are at increased risk of asthma Photo: ALAMY
By Hayley Dixon8:43AM GMT 14 Jan 201362 Comments
The high saturated fat levels in food such as burgers lower children's immune systems, it is believed.
A research project involving more than 50 countries found that teenagers who ate junk food three times a week or more were 39 per cent more likely to get severe asthma. Younger children were 27 per cent more at risk.
Both were also more prone to the eye condition rhinoconjunctivitis, according to The Sun newspaper
But just three weekly portions of fruit and vegetables could cut that risk by 14 per cent in the younger group and 11 per cent among the teens, it is believed.
Researchers from New Zealand's Auckland University looked at the diets of 181,000 youngsters aged six to seven and 319,000 aged 13-14.
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The scientists then asked if the children had allergy symptoms.
They wrote in the journal Thorax, where the study is published: "Fast food may be contributing to increasing asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis and eczema.
"Regular consumption of fruit and vegetables is likely to protect against these diseases."
In the UK alone 1.1 million children already suffer with asthma and one in five get eczema.
The team of researchers warn that their results do not prove cause and effect.

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