Does fast-food contribute to asthma & eczema? Probably

July 25, 2013 | Food & nutrition

Fast Food BurgerThe British Medical Journal has published a study which draws a link between fast food consumption and the prevalence of symptoms of asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis, and eczema.

The study, which included a large number of patients, showed a clear link between increased risk of severe asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis and eczema in children and adolescents, and consumption of fast food at least 3 times per week. Additionally the study showed that consumption of fruit 3 or more times a week had a protective effect on severe asthma.

Not exactly news to herbalists or naturopaths, but great to see in the conventional medical research literature.

You can read the abstract on the BMJ site here.

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