SIGN UP FOR UPDATES!
Sign up for Englemed updates from TwitterSign up for Englemed updates from Facebook
ENGLEMED
Contact Englemed
Our contact email address.
We can provide a specialist, tailored health and medical news service for your site.
Click here for more information
RSS graphic XML Graphic Add to Google
About Englemed news services - services and policies.
Englemed News Blog - Ten years and counting.
Diary of a reluctant allergy sufferer - How the British National Health Service deals with allergy.
BOOKS AND GIFTS THIS WAY!
BookshopFor books on women's health, healthy eating ideas, mental health issues, diabetes, etc click here
SEARCH THIS SITE
Copyright Notice. All reports, text and layout copyright Englemed Ltd, 52 Perry Avenue, Birmingham UK B42 2NE. Co Registered in England No 7053778 Some photos copyright Englemed Ltd, others may be used with permission of copyright owners.
Disclaimer: Englemed is a news service and does not provide health advice. Advice should be taken from a medical professional or appropriate health professional about any course of treatment or therapy.
FreeDigitalPhotos
www.freedigitalphotos.net
FreeWebPhotos
www.freewebphoto.com
FROM OUR NEWS FEEDS
Gene test proposed following neonatal encephalopathy
Wed August 5th - Gene profiling could predict outcomes for new born babies following oxygen deprivation, as well as help explain the mechanisms causing the damage, British researchers say. More
COVID-19 infection possible in early gestation
Wed August 5th - Genes which allow COVID-19 infection to take hold are present in the first trimester of pregnancy, researchers report today. More
RECENT COMMENTS
On 08/02/2018 David Kelly wrote:
Would you like to write a piece about this to be i... on Researchers unveil new pain re...
On 23/10/2017 Cristina Pereira wrote:
https://epidemicj17.imascientist.org.uk/2017/06/21... on HIV breakthrough - MRC...
On 12/09/2017 Aparna srikantam wrote:
Brilliant finding! indeed a break through in under... on Leprosy research breakthrough...
On 01/07/2017 Annetta wrote:
I have been diagnosed with COPD for over 12 years.... on Seaweed plan for antimicrobial...
On 12/03/2017 Steph wrote:
The photo you have paired with this article is its... on 'Fat shaming' limits...
ASTHMA & ALLERGY BOOKS
Clearing the air: An Assessment of Asthma and Indoor Allergens ABC of Asthma For more books click here
ALLERGY NEWS
ALLERGY RSS FEEDS
RSS graphic XML Graphic
ENGLEMED HEALTH NEWS

Fast food link to allergies

Tuesday January 15th, 2013

Fast food may be linked to rising rates of asthma and allergic diseases in the developed world, researchers report today.

A major international study has found a strong link between fast food eating and allergic diseases affecting teenagers.

Researchers also found links affecting younger children.

The study, reported in the journal Thorax, found that three services a week of fast food were linked to a 39% increased risk of severe asthma and teenagers. The risk among younger children was increased by 27%.

The study also found that eating regular helpings of fruit was linked to reduced risk of symptoms.

Dermatologist Professor Hywel Williams, of Nottingham University, UK, worked with Professor Innes Asher, a paediatrician of the University of Auckland, New Zealand, on the project.

They collected information about half a million children and teenagers in 51 countries taking part in an international study of asthma and allergy.

They asked about symptoms of asthma, eczema and rhinitis <!chronic runny nose>.

The researchers say the high levels of saturated fats and transfasts in fast food may interfere with children's immune systems.

The researchers write: "If the associations between fast foods and the symptom prevalence of asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis and eczema is causal, then the findings have major public health significance owing to the rising consumption of fast foods globally."

Thorax 15 January 2013 [full text]

Tags: Allergies & Asthma | Australia | Diet & Food | UK News | World Health

Printer friendly page Printer friendly page

Comment on this article:

Name:
Email:
Comment:
<a>,<b> & <p> tags allowed
Please enter the letters displayed:
(not case sensitive)
CATEGORIES